Teachers at the Front, 1914-1919


Soviet Chokehold and the Great Allied Airlift 1948-1949

By: Gerry van Tonder
Supplied by: Pen and Sword

Format: Paperback
Series: Cold War 1945 - 1991
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781526708267
Published: 8th May 2017
RRP / Print Price: £14.99

Current purchase price:
£10.50

Teachers at the Front, 1914-1919

When the world held its breath …

It is 25 years since the end of the Cold War, now a generation old. It began over 75 years ago, in 1944—long before the last shots of the Second World War had echoed across the wastelands of Eastern Europe—with the brutal Greek Civil War. The battle lines are no longer drawn, but they linger on, unwittingly or not, in conflict zones such as Iraq, Somalia and Ukraine. In an era of mass-produced AK-47s and ICBMs, one such flashpoint was Berlin.

Allied agreements entered into at Teheran, Yalta and Potsdam for the carving up of post-war Berlin now meant nothing to the Soviet conquerors. Their victory had cost millions of Russian lives – troops and civilians – so the hammer and sickle hoisted atop the Reichstag was more a claim to ownership than success. Moscow’s agenda was clear and simple: the Western Allies had to leave Berlin. The blockade ensued as the Soviets orchestrated a determined programme of harassment, intimidation, flexing of muscle, and Socialist propaganda to force the Allies out. Truman had already used the atomic bomb: Britain and America would not be cowed. History’s largest airborne relief programme was introduced to save the beleaguered city. In a war of attrition, diplomatic bluff and backstabbing, and mobilizing of forces, the West braced itself for a third world war.

 




Some books that may interest you

Voices in Flight: The Wellington Bomber
Voices in Flight: The Wellington Bomber
By: Martin Bowman

To Raise Up a Nation
To Raise Up a Nation
By: William S. King

The Royal Navy and the War at Sea - 1914-1919
The Royal Navy and the War at Sea - 1914-1919
By: Martin Mace

Rommel's Ghost Division: Dash to the Channel - 1940
Rommel's Ghost Division: Dash to the Channel - 1940
By: David Mitchelhill-Green

No Mercy from the Japanese
No Mercy from the Japanese
By: Cecil Lowry, John Wyatt

The German Air Force I Knew 1914-1918
The German Air Force I Knew 1914-1918
By: Major Georg Paul Neumann

The English Civil War
The English Civil War
By: James Hobson

Doctor Goebbels
Doctor Goebbels
By: Heinrich Fraenkel, Roger Manvell

From Journey's End to The Dam Busters
From Journey's End to The Dam Busters
By: Roland Wales



Quick Find
 
Use keywords to find the book you are looking for.
Advanced Search

Information
Contact Us

Disclosure: Military History books are affiliates of the suppliers on this website and will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.


123 Reg - Jargon-free products that make it easy for anyone to get their business online.