The Berlin Airlift

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(352 Pages)
Product Number: LP4229
Released: Jan 01, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781510089563
Publisher: W F Howes
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Berlin, 1948 – the ruined German capital lay 120 miles inside Soviet-controlled eastern Germany. Stalin wanted the Allies out; the Allies were determined to stay, but had only three narrow air corridors linking the city to the West. Stalin was confident he could crush Berlin’s resolve by cutting off food and fuel. Over eleven months, British and American aircraft carried out the most ambitious airborne relief operation ever mounted, flying over 2 million tons of supplies to save a beleaguered Berlin. With new material from American, British and German archives and original interviews with veterans, Turner paints a fresh picture of the airlift, the repercussions of which still remain today.

Author(s): Barry Turner
Original Publish Date: Jan 01, 2018

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Author(s): Barry Turner
Product Number WEB181730
Released: Oct 05, 2017
Business Term: Multiuse 75 Circ
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
ISBN: #9781785782558

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"Acclaimed historian Barry Turner presents a new history of the Cold War's defining episode. ‘Page-turning’ THE DAILY MAIL, on Karl Doenitz and the Last Days of the Third Reich."

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