The Berlin Airlift

By John Tusa, Ann Tusa,

Book cover of The Berlin Airlift: The Cold War Mission to Save a City

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"A detailed dramatic narrative...Vivid."-Times (London) Literary Supplement. How the Allies kept the population of West Berlin alive in the face of a Russian blockade.

In the summer of1948, the Russians occupied all of Eastern Europe. Behind Russian lines, the Allied-controlled part of the great city of Berlin stood as the…

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1 author picked The Berlin Airlift as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Although The Berlin Airlift devotes time and space to the political background of the crisis, the bulk of the book is devoted to explaining how the West and the Berliners effectively responded to the Soviet blockade.

It shows both the difficulties encountered, the risks involved, and how the West’s efforts ultimately forced the Soviets to abandon their aggression unconditionally. Importantly, this book does not neglect the role played by the Berliners themselves in fighting for their freedom from Soviet domination.

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