To Save a City : The Berlin Airlift, 1948 - 1949
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This lovely book, which contains many photographs and comic strips as well, is about both Western aircraft and personnel involved in the Berlin Airlift ( 1948 - 1949 ).
|Format||24 x 16 x 1 cm|
|Nbr. de pages||132|
|Etat du livre||New|
|Auteur||Roger G. Miller|
|Editeur||AIR FORCE HISTORY AND MUSEUMS PROGRAM|
To Save a City :
The Berlin Airlift, 1948 - 1949
The Berlin Crisis of 1948 had its origins in the dark mind of Joseph Stalin. Plans to interfere with Western access to Berlin were already hatched and harassment had begun by March 19th, 1948, when the dictator met with German leaders of the Soviet - controlled Party of Socialist German Unity ( S.E.D. ). During the subsequent discussion, German communist leader Wilhelm Pieck warned that the elections scheduled for Berlin in October threatened a disaster for the S.E.D. But, he argued, that humiliation could be prevented if, somehow, the Western powers could be removed from the city.
" Let's make a joint effort, " Stalin replied, " perhaps we can kick them out. "
À PROPOS DE CET AUTEUR
Roger G. Miller
Roger Gene Miller ( September 3rd, 1946 ) earned his Bachelor's ( B.A., 1969 ) and Master's degrees ( M.A., 1976 ) - both in History - at North Texas State University ( Denton, Texas, United States ). Then, he continued his education at Indiana University ( Bloomington, Indiana, United States ), where he earned his Doctorate in History ( Ph.D., 1987 ). Since 1980, Roger G. Miller has been a member of the U.S. Air Force History Program at Lowry A.F.B. ( Aurora and Denver, Colorado ), Randolph A.F.B. ( Bexar County, San Antonio, Texas ), Sembach A.B. ( Rhineland - Palatinate, Germany ), the Air Staff in the Pentagon and, since 1993, in the Book Writing Program at Bolling A.F.B. ( Washington, D.C. ). He has been Director of the Office's History of Air Power Course and, currently, he is Director of the Contract History Program. Here are some of the books Roger G. Miller has published : Billy Mitchell : Stormy Petrel of the Air ( 2004 ), Like a Thunderbolt : The Lafayette Escadrille And The Advent Of American Pursuit in World War I ( 2007 ). ( sources : encyclopedia.com, h-net.org, worldcat.org, Wikipedia )
À PROPOS DE CET EDITEUR
AIR FORCE HISTORY AND MUSEUMS PROGRAM
In 1943, the United States Army Air Forces ( U.S.A.A.F. ) established the Historical Division under the Assistant Chief of Air Staff for Intelligence to gain an accurate and objective account of the Second World War experiences. Since then, historians have been responsible for creating official records of each echelon of the Air Force, from individual squadrons to the Department of the Air Force. The mission of the Air Force History and Museums Program is to improve combat capability through the collection, preservation, interpretation, dissemination and display of historical information, artifacts and Air Force heritage to commanders and the public. The worldwide history program consists of more than 200 Air Force historians. They write the annual wing, numbered air force and major command histories that document all Air Force activities. The current Acting Director is Walter A. Grudzinskas ( sources : Wikipedia, af.mil )