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The Berlin Airlift


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Barry Turner is a celebrated historian, the author most recently of Karl Doenitz and the Last Days of the Third Reich (Icon, 2015), described as 'page-turning' by the Daily Mail, and of Suez 1956 (Hodder, 2006) and, with Tony Rennell, of When Daddy Came Home (Arrow, 2014). He lives in London and south-west France.


'In this fine piece of popular history, Barry Turner provides an engaging and vivid account of this first major episode of the Cold War.' * BBC History *
'Crisply written, suitably dramatic and ultimately heartening book.' * Daily Mail *
'This new history of "Operation Vittles" based on hitherto unexplored archives and interviews with veterans paints a fresh, vivid picture of the Berlin airlift, whose repercussions - the role of the USA as a global leader, German ascendancy, Russian threat - are still being felt today.'

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