Public holidays

Amended or confirmed operating hours of the Luchtvaart Hobby Shop in Aalsmeerderbrug on the following dates:
Sa24 Dec.Open 10-15 hrs
Mo26 Dec.Closed: Christmas
Sa31 Dec.Open 10-15 hrs
Aviation Megastore website is available without limitations. Orders are processed during shop operating hours.

Frequent buyers programme

Collect Megapoints for Megavouchers
Read the conditions...

Hold & Store service ©

Aviation Megastore offers unique Hold & Store service © for internet customers that wish to combine several individual orders to one single shipment, reducing the overall shipping cost significantly.
Read more...

Cold War Berlin an Island City Volume 2:  The Berlin Wall 1950-1961  9781914377105

Cold War Berlin an Island City Volume 2: The Berlin Wall 1950-1961

Product code 9781914377105

€ 21.06

Series Europe @ War 12

Publisher/Brand Helion & Company

Author Andrew Long

Format 297mm x 210mm

No. Pages 104

Version Soft cover

Language English

Category Aviation Books

Subcategory Eastern Europe

Availability In stock

Add this product to my wishlist

This product was added to our database on Friday 22 October 2021.

Share this product

Your reliable Aviation Book Source since 1989


Also in this series:
product Publisher/Brand Series/scale Price €
Brigate Rosse: Far-left Guerillas in Italy, 1970-1988 Brigate Rosse: Far-left Guerillas in Italy, 1970-1988Helion & CompanyEurope @ War 15€ 21.06
Cold War Berlin: An Island City Volume 1: The Birth of the Cold War and the Berlin Airlift, 1945-1950 Cold War Berlin: An Island City Volume 1: The Birth of the Cold War and the Berlin Airlift, 1945-1950Helion & CompanyEurope @ War 9€ 21.06
Defending Rodinu Volume 1: Creation and Operational History of the Soviet Air Defence Force, 1945-1960 Defending Rodinu Volume 1: Creation and Operational History of the Soviet Air Defence Force, 1945-1960Helion & CompanyEurope @ War 20€ 21.06
Hunt for the U-2 Interceptions of Lockheed U-2 Reconnaissance Aircraft over the USSR, Cuba and People's Republic of China, 1959-1968 Hunt for the U-2 Interceptions of Lockheed U-2 Reconnaissance Aircraft over the USSR, Cuba and People's Republic of China, 1959-1968Helion & CompanyEurope @ War 3€ 21.06
Klaxon! Strategic Air Command Alert during the Cold War Klaxon! Strategic Air Command Alert during the Cold WarExpectedHelion & CompanyEurope @ War€ 24.72
Never Ready: Britains Armed Forces and NATO's Flexible Response Strategy, 1967-1989 Never Ready: Britains Armed Forces and NATO's Flexible Response Strategy, 1967-1989Helion & CompanyEurope @ War 16€ 24.72
Silver Birds over the Estuary The MiG-21 in Yugoslav and Serbian Air Force service, 1962-2019 Silver Birds over the Estuary The MiG-21 in Yugoslav and Serbian Air Force service, 1962-2019Helion & CompanyEurope @ War 6€ 21.06
The Hunt for the Storozhevoy: The 1975 Mutiny on a Soviet Navy Warship The Hunt for the Storozhevoy: The 1975 Mutiny on a Soviet Navy WarshipHelion & CompanyEurope @ War 19€ 21.06
The Yugoslav Air Force in the Battles for Slovenia, Croatia And Bosnia and Herzegovina Volume 2: JRViPVO in Yugoslav War, 1991-1992 The Yugoslav Air Force in the Battles for Slovenia, Croatia And Bosnia and Herzegovina Volume 2: JRViPVO in Yugoslav War, 1991-1992ExpectedHelion & CompanyEurope @ War€ 21.06
Tito's Underground Air Base Bihac (Zeljava) Underground Yugoslav Air Force Base, 1964-1992 Tito's Underground Air Base Bihac (Zeljava) Underground Yugoslav Air Force Base, 1964-1992Helion & CompanyEurope @ War 4€ 21.06
Product description

From the moment the DDR was formed in 1949, many of its citizens chose to leave to start a new life in the West. By the mid-1950s, the trickle had turned into a flood as large numbers rejected Walter Ulbricht's Communist paradise. His 'Workers' & Peasants' State' could not afford to lose the skills and productivity from these key workers, so he proposed a radical solution – physically stop them leaving by fencing in the whole population. His plan would fortify the Inner German Border from the Baltic to the Czech border and would build a Wall around West Berlin to stop the flow of East German refugees to the West. It was a bold, innovative, and desperate move from a morally bankrupt and failing state.

This book explores the background and build-up to this monumental decision, reviewing the dramatic geo-political developments of the 1950s and early 1960s as international tensions threatened the post-war peace. Berlin was becoming the front-line in the new Cold War and would witness some of its most dramatic and dangerous moments.

It examines in detail how Operation Rose, the August 1961 operation to close the border between East and West Berlin, was planned and executed and looks at how the world reacted, including the tense stand-off at Checkpoint Charlie in October 1961 between American and Soviet tanks, which could have so easily escalated into the Third World War.

The book looks at how the East Germans developed and 'improved' the Wall over time with brutal efficiency, creating a highly fortified barrier, manned by elite troops. Despite that, many brave and enterprising individuals risked everything to try to escape to the West over, under or through the Wall. Some made it, but many were captured or killed attempting it.

This is the second title from the author in a series of books on Cold War Berlin. It concentrates on the years 1950 to 1961, picking up where the first book finished, but also looks at developments of the Wall right through to the 1980s. The text is accompanied with numerous photos, maps, diagrams, and illustrations, which help tell this fascinating story.



Shopping cart

Your shopping cart is empty.
 

Shop near Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport. LOOK INSIDE !

When in the Netherlands,
visit our shop near
Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport.

Click on the image below for
extended tour.

 

  • aviationshopsupplies.com
  • aviationmegatrade.com