The Berlin Airlift
10 Tons to Templehof
By (author) Bob Clarke
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Berlin Airlift by Bob Clarke
Book DescriptionThe Berlin Airlift was a turning point in World History and the catalyst for the Cold War. From the end of World War Two the relationship between the 'Big Three', Britain, America and the Soviet Union, had steadily deteriorated. This culminated in a highly explosive standoff lasting nearly a year as the Soviets tried to 'encourage' the West to leave Berlin and abandon its plans for post-war Germany. This account traces the origins of the blockade from the destruction of Germany from the air and ground through to the political intrigues of the immediate post-war period. Previously under-researched areas are presented here, including the story of the RAF Sunderlands, the British Civil Operators and the fuel lift. Illustrated throughout with many previously unpublished pictures and brought to life by the personal accounts of men and women who were there, this is the story of the Berlin Airlift.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780752440927
(248mm x 172mm x 10mm)
Imprint: The History Press Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Bob Clarke
Robert Clarke was born in Scarborough and joined the RAF upon leaving school at the height of the Cold War in 1981. For the past ten years he has worked at Boscombe Down (Britain's main weapons testing establishment) as an archaeologist and has studied the site's history, ancient and more recent. Four Minute Warning was published by Tempus in 2005.
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