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Berlin on the brink : the blockade, the airlift, and the early Cold War

Author: Daniel F Harrington
Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2012.
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"The Berlin blockade brought former allies to the brink of war. Britain, France, the United States and the Soviet Union defeated and began their occupation of Germany in 1945, and within a few years, the Soviets and their Western partners were jockeying for control of their former foe. Attempting to thwart the Allied powers' plans to create a unified West German government, the Soviets blocked rail and road access  Read more...
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Harrington, Daniel F.
Berlin on the brink.
Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2012
(DLC) 2012004169
(OCoLC)757463286
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel F Harrington
ISBN: 9780813136141 0813136148 9780813140643 0813140641
OCLC Number: 793206734
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (414 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Front cover; Copyright; Contents; Map 1; Map 2; Introduction; 1 Opportunity; 2 Willingness; 3 ""The Danger Point Is Berlin""; 4 Prudence and Resolve; 5 ""Doomed to Failure""; 6 ""The Next Step""; 7 The Moscow Discussions; 8 The September Crisis; Photo Insert; 9 A Necessary Failure; 10 ""Lieber Pomm als 'Frau Komm!'""; 11 An Unexpected Success; 12 Dealing Sensibly with Established Fact; Conclusions; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
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