Friday, December 21, 2012

Today in the Life of the Berlin Airlift

December 31, 1948

100,000 flights have been completed since the airlift began.



Today in the Life of the Berlin Airlift

December 16, 1948

The new airport is ready, but two radio towers operated by the Soviets get in the way of landings.
French engineers destroy the transmitting towers for a communist-run radio station near Tegel.
The operation of the new airport began.



In the aftermath of the Berlin Airlift

December 11, 1957

Restriction on travel implemented :
Leaving East Germany without permission would result in a prison sentence of up to three years.



In the aftermath of the Berlin Airlift

December 22, 1989

Brandenburg Gate is opened in Berlin. The road is free between East and West Berlin.



Today in the Life od the Berlin Airlift

December 24, 1948

Bob Hope conducts a Christmas tour of airlift bases, performing for American soldiers in Berlin.



Today in the Life of the Berlin Airlift

December 20, 1948

"Operation Santa Claus" brings Christmas gifts to 10,000 Berlin children.




Road to Berlin Airlift

December 17, 1947

Congress enacts legislation authorizing the first aid payments of the Marshall Plan.




Thursday, November 29, 2012

Road to Berlin Airlift

November 30, 1945

The Allied Control Council approves three air corridors securing Western access to Berlin; each is 20 miles wide.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Today in the life of the Berlin Airlift ...


November 18, 1948

On this day, an RAF plane crashes into the Russian zone; four crew 
members die. The historical novel about the Berlin Airlift, “Eagles 
Over Berlin” commemorates all those who lost their lives during 
the first event of the Cold War Era.


Friday, November 9, 2012

What is the audience of Eagles Over Berlin?

12,6 percent of the American population (more than 35 millions) is over 65. Among them, there are 4.7 million veterans from the World War II. They lived this period in person and remember of the events and the amazement from their young years.
 
46 million Americans are from foreign origins; among them, 3.7 million Americans are foreign born German, British, French and Hungarian. The events related in the book concern them directly. By that alone, this book has an important international impact.
In the sixty years passed since the end of World War II, a new generation has grown up and for them, the sufferings of the war and its aftermath are only subjects of action movies.
Considering its historical and general aspects, this book is marketable to a wide audience including different generations with different motivation.


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Did you know? - Berlin Airlift Facts


During the Berlin Airlift, 689 military and civil aircraft carried 394,509 tons of foodstuffs. The 689 aircraft were 441 US, 147 RAF military and 101 British civil aircraft.


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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Who are the historical celebrities described in your book?


We listen to the Iron Curtain speech of Winston Churchill…

Through the thoughts of Marshal Zhukov, we learn about the politics of the Soviet Union…

We witness President Harry Truman and General George Marshall defining the principle of the Economic Recovery Program known as Marshall Plan…

We meet General Clay, Military Governor of Germany and General William Tunner, Commander of the Berlin Airlift…

We are going to Paris to the United Nation Headquarters and observe the preparative for the NATO treaty…

We are taking part on a meeting in the study of Joseph Stalin, the Man of Steel, when he decides with anger the levy of the blockade…

And many more...