Profile for berlin airlift > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by berlin airlift
Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,844,810
Helpful Votes: 24

Learn more about Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
berlin airlift

Show:  
Page: 1
pixel
The Berlin Airlift
The Berlin Airlift
by Bob Clarke
Edition: Paperback

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Emotive and exceptionally well written, 6 Oct 2007
This review is from: The Berlin Airlift (Paperback)
This book hits the spot. The story takes us from the devastation of Germany from the air through to the fall of Berlin. From then on in Clarke concerns himself with presenting the build-up to the Airlift ina measured and mature way. Documentry evidence is complimented with personal recollections and some extremly nice photography. Telling it from the British angle I was worried as to how he would cover US involvement, however this was done in such a way that it never took over from the UK's efforts. A nice section on Burtonwood nicely complimented the story. Higlights throughout were the photographs, a full section on the Sunderland operations and some brilliant recolections from veterans across the world. This is by far the best account I have come across on the subject, I fully recommend it.


Four Minute Warning: Britain's Cold War Legacy
Four Minute Warning: Britain's Cold War Legacy
by Bob Clarke
Edition: Paperback

11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ignore this and you will definately miss out!!!!!!!!, 24 Feb 2007
Having spent most of my time reading around the Berlin Airlift I thought it was time to expand out a little. And I'm glad I did!! I read this book and McCamleys 'Cold War Secret Nuclear Bunkers' at the same time. I have to say they compliment each other. However this one has the edge. Not only does Clarke treat each facet of nuclear protection with equal depth, he has included some very pertinant extracts from Government literature. The first chapter demonstrates the complexity of the British bomb making effort, showing that in the end we did have to rely on the US. I especially liked the sections on food distribution, electricity and the way the Government suggested every one protect their families. As with McCamleys book, ignore this book and you will definately miss out!


Cold War Secret Nuclear Bunkers: The Passive Defence of the Western World During the Cold War (Pen & Sword Military Classics)
Cold War Secret Nuclear Bunkers: The Passive Defence of the Western World During the Cold War (Pen & Sword Military Classics)
by N.J. McCamley
Edition: Paperback

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Still Cuts it!!!, 24 Feb 2007
Whilst this is a reprint it has to be said that McCamley's seminal work still cuts it. What helps this is the vast array of sites included in the publication. If you need more of a contextual story of British defence then maybe Four Minute Warning by Clarke through Tempus is the one, however this book has some superb aspects to it. Read it or miss out.


Berlin Airlift
Berlin Airlift
by Ann Tusa
Edition: Paperback
Price: 10.66

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars too detailed, 11 Feb 2007
This review is from: Berlin Airlift (Paperback)
Ok that may sound bad but that was my initial thought here. It took me three attemts to get to grips with the text. If I'm honest it would have been better titled something like 'political life in post war Berlin'. It is however very thorough in its treatment of the subject. Unfortunately the accounts of the lift itself bring nothing new to the table.


Bridge Across the Sky: The Berlin Blockade and Airlift, 1948-1949
Bridge Across the Sky: The Berlin Blockade and Airlift, 1948-1949
by Richard Collier
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A view on the British side, 11 Feb 2007
Collier does well to bring forward the British angle here. Unfortunately the book is a bit choppy. It is difficult to cover a year and get all the facetts in the correct order. It is good to see the British Civilian effort getting more than just a foot note for a change though. What lets the whole thing down is the number of running totals and statistics that appeared within the text, detracted from the account some what.


To Save a City: The Berlin Airlift, 1948-1949 (Texas A&M University Military History Series)
To Save a City: The Berlin Airlift, 1948-1949 (Texas A&M University Military History Series)
by Roger G. Miller
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 31.50

3.0 out of 5 stars Useful but slow, 11 Feb 2007
This is a useful but slow book. It covers everything from the build up to the way the whole operation was undertaken. One extremely useful aspect is the bibliography. Any student of this period would love the amount of info stored within. Unfortunately it is not really an account more a date book.


Page: 1