Clay with drafting the plan for an airlift dubbed Operation Vittles to sustain the population and the garrisons. Using three airfields from June to June , the Western powers airlifted nearly two million tons of food and supplies, effectively undermining the Soviets and keeping West Berliners from starving. The authors make a good use of primary documents to portray the broad political machinations of the time, yet neglect to offer voices from the civilian eyewitnesses.
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Berlin Airlift, The: The Salvation of a City
Berlin airlift : the salvation of a city
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He brought order and discipline to the operation, and the statistics accumulated by the authors prove the point. What is not generally known is that more than Soviet harassment incidents took place in the corridors—and 68 Americans, British and Germans were killed during the operations. Originally published in the July issue of Aviation History. To subscribe, click here. Your email address will not be published.
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