Political Decision in London, Paris, and Washington

Foreign Minister Ernest Bevin is London’s political driving force behind the British remaining in Berlin. As early as in the evening of 24 June, he speaks out in favour of supplying the troops and the population. It takes until 28 June for U.S. President Harry S. Truman to decide: “We are staying. Period.” The population receives supplies by air the very same day. The French also decide to stay in Berlin and are supplied by the Anglo-American Air Fleet.