StoryPlanet English story: From the Sky
Writer: Johanna da Rocha Abreu CEFR Level: B1
Synopsis: During the Soviet blockade of West Berlin in 1948 & 1949, Helen grows her own vegetables in a small garden plot she shares with a widow. Over their heads, planes are constantly flying as the western allies provide the besieged city with food and other supplies in what was known as the Berlin Airlift. A fictional story based on historic events.
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