The Americans documented their involvement in considerable detail but very little is known of the contribution made by British forces and the role played by East Anglia and its airfields.
With funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and working with the British Berlin Airlift Association, the Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum and Bungay High School, Legasee set out to record 50 stories of men and women who were involved in this incredible operation.
Our lesson plans will be online very soon. In the meantime, listen in awe as Jack, Harry and Stanley talk abouttheir First World War.
Central to the success of the project has been the creation of a series of learning activities for Key Stage 4 students studying the Cold War.
Complemented by surprising facts and utilising eye-witness accounts and creative discussion points, this series of 5 activity sheets challenges students to consider the cause, effect and outcome of this seminal moment of British Military history.
Utilise our Key word search facility to quickly find the stories about a service, a person or a place that particularly interests you.
“we were told in no uncertain terms that we either had to do the loading of the plane perfectly or we were in trouble... and the charge if you were in trouble would be manslaughter ”
“and more tanks came till there were you know several dozen tanks on this bit of rising ground overlooking the airfield.... and then a few days later all hell broke loose. It was the setting for a Russian film”