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Riassunto: Following World War II, the Soviet Union drew an Iron Curtain across Europe, crowning its efforts with a blockade of West Berlin in a desperate effort to prevent the creation of an independent, democratic West Germany. The United States and Great Britain, aided by France, responded with a daring air logistical operation that in fifteen months delivered almost three million tons of coal, food, and other necessities to the people of Berlin. Now, drawing on rare U.S. Air Force files, recently declassified documents from the National Archives, records released since the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the memories of airlift veterans themselves, Roger G. Miller provides an original study of the Berlin Airlift.
The Berlin Airlift was an enterprise of epic proportions that demonstrated the power of air logistics as a political instrument. What began as a hastily organized operation by a small number of warweary cargo airplanes evolved into an intricate bridge of aircraft that flowed in and out of Berlin through narrow air corridors. Hour after hour, day after day, week after week, a stream of airplanes delivered everything from food and medicine to coal and candy in defiance of breakdowns, inclement weather, and Soviet hostility. And beyond the airlift itself, a complex system of transportation, maintenance, and supply stretching around the world sustained operations.
Historians, veterans, and general readers will welcome this history of the first Western victory of the Cold War. Maps, diagrams, and more than forty photographs illustrate the mechanical inner workings and the human faces that made that triumph possible.
About the Author: ROGER G. MILLER is a historian with the U.S. Air Force History and Museums Program, Bolling AFB, Washington, D.C. He has published numerous articles on air power and military history.
Titolo: To Save a City
Casa editrice: Texas A & M University Press
Condizione libro: New
Descrizione libro Texas A&M University Press, 2000. Condizione libro: Good. 1ST. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP62824307
Descrizione libro Texas A&M University Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Codice libro della libreria G0890969671I5N10
Descrizione libro Texas A&M University Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Codice libro della libreria 2802357387
Descrizione libro Texas A and M Univ. Press, College Station, 2000. 1 Seiten altersbedingt sehr guter Zustand, OVP originalverpackt Paperback. Codice libro della libreria 200417557
Descrizione libro Texas A&M University Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. 0890969671 Used; Book in good condition. May have markings, inscription and signs of wear. Ships fast with tracking!. Codice libro della libreria 9780890969670
Descrizione libro TAMU Press, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0890969671
Descrizione libro Texas A&M University Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0890969671 **New** copy, unmarked EXCELLENT condition; ships USPS with delivery confirmation in US 955LL. Codice libro della libreria SKU1060166
Descrizione libro Texas A & M Univ Pr, College Station, Texas, U.S.A., 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. Hardcover xl - from a library, clean, normal library wear and markings. Ex-Library. Codice libro della libreria 18644.210921
Descrizione libro Texas A&M University Press, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0890969671
Descrizione libro TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY PRESS. HARDCOVER W/JACKET. Condizione libro: GOOD CONDITION. Codice libro della libreria IM308803