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The blockade breakers : the Berlin Airlift

Author: Helena P Schrader
Publisher: Stroud, England : The History Press, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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On 24 June 1948 the Sovient Union abrubtly closed all land and water access to the Western Sectors of Berlin. Over 2 million civilians, dependent on the surrounding territory and the West for food, fuel, and other basic goods, were suddenly cut off from all necessities of life. The Western Allies had the option of withdrawing their garrisons and allowing the Soviet Union to take control of the entire city, or of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Helena P Schrader
ISBN: 0752468030 9780752468037
OCLC Number: 1162446459
Language Note: English.
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (556 p.)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Maps; Acknowledgements; Preface; 1. Crisis in Berlin; 2. The Long, Difficult Road to a Dangerous Dead End; 3. So What Do We Do Now?; 4. Humble Expectations; 5. Berliners, East and West; 6. The Airlift Begins; 7. Dedication without Glory; 8. An Army of Worker Ants; 9. 'Is Anyone in Charge Here?'; 10. Political Prisoners; 11. The Airlift Falters; 12. General Winter versus Father Christmas; 13. Winning the First Confrontation in the Cold War; 14. 'Hurrah! We're Still Alive'; 15. Conclusion; Appendix I: Timeline Appendix II: Contributions to the Berlin AirliftAppendix III: Monthly Flights and Tonnages; Appendix IV: Casualties; Notes and Sources; Bibliography
Responsibility: Helena P. Schrader.

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The Western Allies had the option of withdrawing their garrisons and allowing the Soviet Union to take control of the entire city, or of trying to supply the city by air. A withdrawal from Berlin  Read more...

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