The Berlin Airlift Ends
The Berlin Airlift was one of the most important events of the Cold War. On September 30, 1949 the last plane of the Berlin Airlift unloaded supplies in the city. Over the 15 months of the Airlift, 278,228 relief flights were made. 2,326,404 tons of cargo were delivered.
In 1948, Berlin was the divided capital of a divided country. That June, the Soviet Union established a blockade around Berlin. By sealing off the roads linking Berlin to western Germany, the Soviets hoped they could force the Americans, British, and French to leave their sectors of the city.
Berlin’s two and a half million inhabitants faced the prospect of privation and even starvation as their food and other supplies ran out. President Truman’s choice was a stark one: either abandon the city to the Soviets or risk a military confrontation that could lead to World War III.
It seemed like an impossible task to keep the entire city functioning but the United States, Britain, and France worked together to airlift all necessary supplies into the city. Food, coal, and industrial supplies were flown into the city on a round-the-clock basis. Soldiers even parachuted chocolate bars into the city for Berlin children.
The Mirrored Scene:
The mirrored scene is pretty simple. The “mirror” is glass that a projector projects an image on it. A video camera records you and a computer takes a picture of a empty elevator and compares it to the recored image of you. Then the computer turns the stuff that it sees isn’t in the empty picture in to the ghostly pictures.
The Corridor Scene:
The elevator goes down from the mirrored scene to get to the corridor scene. The corridor scene itself is a forced perspective. It is about 4 feet high in back and about 8-10 feet high in front. There is a glass wall in the middle that a projector projects the ghost on.
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Flight attendants in Paris, 1958
Photo by Loomis Dean