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Author Turner, Barry, 1937- author.

Title The Berlin Airlift : the relief operation that defined the Cold War / Barry Turner.

Publication Info. London : Icon, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    943.155 TUR    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description viii, 292 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-281) and index.
Summary "Berlin - 1948 - a divided city in a divided Europe. The ruined German capital lay 120 miles inside Soviet-controlled eastern Germany. Stalin wante 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. In the USA, despite some voices still urging 'America first', it was believed that a rebuilt Germany was the best insurance against the spread of communism across Europe. And so over eleven months from June 1948 to May 1949, British and American aircraft carried out the most ambitious airborne relief operation ever mounted, flying over 2 million tons of supplies on almost 300,000 flights to save a beleagured Berlin."-- Book jacket.
Subject United States. Air Force -- Transport service -- History.
Cold War.
Humanitarian assistance, American -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Berlin (Germany) -- History -- Blockade, 1948-1949.
United States -- Foreign economic relations -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Germany -- Foreign economic relations -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 1785782401

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