Giessen, Wetzlar Military Post
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A 60-truck convoy of US Army trucks and escort vehicles rumbles into West Berlin at Check Point Bravo in 1949. This was the first convoy to test the extent of Soviet restrictions on road traffic after the Russians had relaxed their "Red-Tape Slowdown" on truck traffic between Western Germany and Berlin. The convoy was successful in making the 105-mile run from Helmstedt to Berlin and delivered 120 tons of food to Berlin.