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Author Schrader, Helena.

Title Blockade Breakers [electronic resource] : The Berlin Airlift / Helena Schrader.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2011]


Description 1 online resource (320 pages)
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Summary The Berlin Airlift represents one of the most dramatic humanitarian efforts of the postwar era and was a strikingly successful example of British and American cooperation. It was also an event that made a major contribution towards turning a wartime enemy into a Cold War ally. Helena Schrader commemorates the "Blockade Breakers" of the Berlin Airlift and the impact they had on Allied-German relations in this thoroughly-researched study. The book recreates the excitement and tension of the period by reminding the reader that the success of the Airlift was by no means a foregone conclusion. At the core of the book are two themes: the enormous logistical challenges posed by the Airlift, and the complicated relationship between Berliners and the Western Allies. It focuses on the human, political, economic, and technological perspectives and includes a wealth of first-hand accounts from British, American, German, and Russian sources.
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Subject Berlin (Germany) -- History -- Blockade, 1948-1949.
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Other Form: Print version: Schrader, Helena. Blockade breakers. Stroud, Gloucestershire : History Press, 2008. 0750943882 (DLC)2009292335
ISBN 9780752468037 (e-pub)
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