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L and detailed look at the Berlin Airlift that saved so many Western Berliners This Is Berliners This is from an operational view not the humanity side as I was looking for Approach and departure flight details are explained in depth over several pages and whole pages are dedicated to conversations between pilot and air control There are uite pages and whole pages are dedicated to conversations between pilot and air control There are uite few photos but they are mostly of the types pilot and air control There are uite a few photos but they are mostly of the types planes that were used I new very little about the Airlift this book showed the origins with the Russians still seeking a post war unified Germany but under Russian influence and resisting Allied attempts to create a Federal West Germany in their zones of control However I found this book slightly heavy going because of all the technical aircraft information Still worth reading though. N a remarkable operation hardly rivalled in history a vital lifeline which the people of Berlin have never forgotte. The Berlin AirliftA aviator s story I flew into Berlin in the early 50 s and the contrast between the sections was very apparent and frightening in the early 50 s and the contrast between the sections was very apparent and frightening travelling on the ground More of a nuts and bolts account than a narrative Jackson s book covers all the bases regarding planes airfields tonnage politics but rarely touches upon the experiences of the pilots and the citizens of Berlin The Berlin airlift is one of the heroic stories of the 2oth Century Jackson has pulled together all the facts AND FIGURES AND EXPLAINS THE TECHNICAL figures and explains the technical and how they were overcome As an overview it s sufficient but if you re looking for something especially the human element this isn t the book An interesting book Very big on technical detail and reads like a War Diary Would have liked to hav. It is 40 years since the 'Iron Curtain' was drawn around the Western occupied sectors of Berlin by the Soviet Union. E seen a bit human angle Interesting but rather technicalThe early and final two chapters set the scene and are engaging and well written The middle chapters are full of technical acronyms that may be very familiar to aviators but were entirely are full of technical acronyms that may be very familiar to aviators but were entirely to me and necessitated freuent references to Google These chapters were also vaguely reminiscent of reading a flight log too many numbers with irritating metric conversions throughout and detail about individual aircraft and tonnages rather than the people who flew and managed them Even so within this was some excellent narrative and personal colour I enjoyed reading this Book And Am Left With and am left with sense of admiration for the flyers involved Despite myself I must admit that I took a perverse nerdy plea A very technica. In this vivid and compelling account Robert Jackson describes how the beleaguered city was supplied from the air ,