Daring Young Men

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Click for availability and more information Daring Young Men, by Richard Reeves
The Berlin Airlift, 1948-1949, saved West Berlin from Soviet control by flying in food and supplies enough to prevent starvation. Experiences (many hair-raising) of individual pilots are interwoven with the political moves of both sides and the lives of the Germans whose future was at stake. The airlift survived because President Truman rejected the recommendations of all his advisors to give it up, and the amazing organizational abilities of the man ultimately put in charge, plus the courage and determination of the mechanics who kept the old cargo planes going, and of course the pilots. A fascinating presentation of a complex and dangerous situation.

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