Erscheinungsdatum: 05.10.2017Medium: BuchEinband: GebundenTitel: The Berlin AirliftTitelzusatz: The Relief Operation that Defined the Cold WarAutor: Turner, BarryVerlag: Faber And Faber Ltd.Sprache: EnglischSchlagworte: Berlin // Geschichte // bis
The Berlin Airlift:The Relief Operation that Defined the Cold War Icon Books Ltd Barry Turner
Berlin 1948 - Die Berliner Luftbrücke (Berlin Airlift):Vor 65 Jahren hielt die Welt den Atem an Martin Gschwandtner
Berlin 1948 - Die Berliner Luftbrücke (Berlin Airlift):Vor 65 Jahren hielt die Welt den Atem an. 1. Auflage Martin Gschwandtner
Fein strukturierte Oberflächen- Detaillierte Fahrwerke- Bewegliche PropellerAuthentische Darstellung folgender Versionen:- Douglas C-54D Skymaster, Air Transport Command, Airlift Berlin, 1948- Douglas C-54D Skymaster, USAF, Airlift Berlin, 1948- Douglas C-54D Skymaster, US Navy, Airlift Berlin, 1948.
The Berlin blockade brought former allies to the brink of war. Britain, France, the United States and the Soviet Union defeated and began their occupation of Germany in 1945. Within a few years, the Soviets and their Western partners were jockeying for control of their former foe. Attempting to thwart the Allied powers´ plans to create a unified West German government, the Soviets blocked rail and road access to the western sectors of Berlin in June 1948. With no other means of delivering food and supplies to the German people under their protection, the Allies organized the Berlin airlift. In Berlin on the Brink: The Blockade, the Airlift, and the Cold War, Daniel F. Harrington examines the ´´Berlin question´´ from its origin in wartime plans for the occupation of Germany through the Paris Council of Foreign Ministers meeting in 1949. Harrington draws on previously untapped archival sources to challenge standard accounts of the postwar division of Germany, the origins of the blockade, the original purpose of the airlift, and the leadership of President Harry S. Truman. While thoroughly examining four-power diplomacy, Harrington demonstrates how the ingenuity and hard work of the people at the bottom - pilots, mechanics, and Berliners - were more vital to the airlift´s success than decisions from the top. Harrington also explores the effects of the crisis on the 1948 presidential election and on debates about the custody and use of atomic weapons. Berlin on the Brink is a fresh, comprehensive analysis that reshapes our understanding of a critical event of cold war history. The book is published by University Press of Kentucky. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Sipple. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/009792/bk_acx0_009792_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the wake of World War II, the European continent was devastated, and the conflict left the Soviet Union and the United States as uncontested superpowers. This ushered in over 45 years of the Cold War, and a political alignment of Western democracies against the Communist Soviet bloc that produced conflicts pitting allies on each sides fighting, even as the American and Soviet militaries never engaged each other. Though it never got ´´hot´´ between the two superpowers, the Cold War was a tense era until the dissolution of the USSR, and nothing symbolized the split more than the division of Berlin. Berlin had been a flashpoint even before World War II ended, and the city was occupied by the different Allies even as the close of the war turned them into adversaries. If anyone wondered whether the Cold War would dominate geopolitics, any hopes that it wouldn´t were dashed by the Soviets´ blockade of West Berlin in April 1948, ostensibly to protest the currency being used in West Berlin but unquestionably aiming to extend their control over Germany´s capital. By cutting off all access via roads, rail, and water, the Soviets hoped to force the Allies out, and at the same time, Stalin´s action would force a tense showdown that would test their mettle. In response to the blockade, the British, Americans, Canadians, and other Allies had no choice but to either acquiesce or break the blockade by air, hoping (correctly) that the Soviets wouldn´t dare shoot down planes being used strictly for civilian purposes. Over the course of the next year, over 200,000 flights were made to bring millions of tons of crucial supplies to West Berlin, with the Allies maintaining a pace of landing a plane in West Berlin every 30 seconds at the height of the Airlift. As the success of the Berlin Airlift became clear, the Soviets realized the blockade was ineffective, and both sides were able to save face by negotiating an end to the blockade in April 1949, with the... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Fluxman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/076869/bk_acx0_076869_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1948 West Berlin, Mercedes and her mother rely on the noisy American planes that form a ´´sky bridge” into the city, bringing vital food and supplies. But the planes deliver more than flour, clothing, and coal. Every day, one special plane wiggles its wings, and its pilot drops small candy-filled parachutes for the children. How can Mercedes get the ´´Chocolate Pilot” to drop some candy just for her? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barbara McCulloh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/005792/bk_reco_005792_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.