City under siege : the Berlin blockade and airlift, 1948-1949 / Michael D. Haydock.
By: Haydock, Michael D.Material type: BookPublisher: Washington : Brassey's, c1999Edition: First edition.Description: xiv, 321 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1574881426.Subject(s): Berlin (Germany) -- History -- Blockade, 1948-1949 | United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1953 | United States -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union | Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- United States | United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1949DDC classification:
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
At the close of World War II, the Soviet Union controlled all of eastern Germany except the Allied sectors of Berlin. In June 1948, Soviet authorities halted all rail traffic between the city and the outside world, resulting in a massive supply airlift by American and British air forces. By focusing on the experiences of airmen, politicians and ordinary Berliners, the author tells the story of this aviation and logistical accomplishment that has had lasting geopolitical significance.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -307) and index.