Wunstorf Airfield, near Hanover, 1948
Photograph showing Wunstorf Airfield, near Hanover, in the British controlled zone of Germany, with a large number of 'Dakota' and 'York' airplanes lined up for use during the 'Berlin Airlift', 1948. Between April 1948 and May 1949 Stalin, leader of the USSR, imposed a land blockade on supplies from Western Europe to West Berlin. In response the British and American governments organised an enormous airlift to supply food and other essentials to the 2.5 million inhabitants of West Berlin. After a year Stalin conceded defeat and lifted the land blockade.
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Armour Meat Refrigeration Plant - Berisso, nr Buenos Aires
Berisso near Buenos Aires, Argentina - enormous 'cold' meat plant of the American Armour company, who specialised in refrigeration of meat for export and transportation purposes. Photographed at night. Date: 1930s
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Recruits, 1780.Engraving by Watson and Dickinson after W H Bunbury, 1780.This caricature was published during the American War of Independence (1775-1783). The war in America made enormous demands on British Army manpower. Here a recruiting officer and a non-commissioned officer line up new recruits outside an inn. Although the Army required able-bodied men, in times of shortage it would make do with whoever it could get. Many recruits were less than ideal material, as this caricature illustrates.Even so, the Government could not find enough recruits at home, and was forced to supply the shortfall by hiring Hessian (German) mercenaries. Date: 1780
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