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The Blockade Breakers: The Berlin Airlift
     

The Blockade Breakers: The Berlin Airlift

by Helena P. Schrader
 

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The Berlin Airlift represents one of the most dramatic humanitarian efforts of the postwar era and was a strikingly successful example of British and American cooperation. It was also an event that made a major contribution towards turning a wartime enemy into a Cold War ally. Helena Schrader commemorates the “Blockade Breakers” of the Berlin

Overview

The Berlin Airlift represents one of the most dramatic humanitarian efforts of the postwar era and was a strikingly successful example of British and American cooperation. It was also an event that made a major contribution towards turning a wartime enemy into a Cold War ally. Helena Schrader commemorates the “Blockade Breakers” of the Berlin Airlift and the impact they had on Allied-German relations in this thoroughly-researched study. The book recreates the excitement and tension of the period by reminding the reader that the success of the Airlift was by no means a foregone conclusion. At the core of the book are two themes: the enormous logistical challenges posed by the Airlift, and the complicated relationship between Berliners and the Western Allies. It focuses on the human, political, economic, and technological perspectives and includes a wealth of first-hand accounts from British, American, German, and Russian sources.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750943888
Publisher:
The History Press
Publication date:
08/31/2008
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author


Helena Schrader is an American historian (BA University Michigan 1975, MA University of Kentucky 1977, PhD University of Hamburg 1991), who has lived in Berlin for the last twenty years. She witnessed at first hand the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Helena works for the US Foreign Service.

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