BOOKS

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COLD WAR BERLIN: AN ISLAND CITY, VOLUME 1

The Birth of the Cold War and the Berlin Airlift, 1945-1950

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The city of Berlin found itself at the very centre of the emerging Cold War. Stalin was determined to expel the British, French & Americans from the city and in 1948, when political pressure didn’t succeed, he began a blockade of the Western sectors. The West were not prepared to abandon Berlin to Communism so organised a re-supply of the city by air – the logistical miracle that became known as the Berlin Airlift. This book tells the story of how the Cold War began, tracing its roots back to the First World War, and looks in detail at the Berlin Airlift: the aircraft; the bases; the organisation; and the complex logistics involved. It is richly illustrated throughout, with photos, diagrams, maps, and colour profiles of the aircraft involved.  

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COLD WAR BERLIN: AN ISLAND CITY, VOLUME 2

The Berlin Wall, 1950-1961

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For many in East Germany, Walter Ulbricht’s ‘Workers’ & Peasants’ State’ was not the Communist paradise he’d promised. His population was leaving in their droves and he demanded radical action. In August 1961, he cut his country off from Western Europe, fencing in the people of East Germany behind a Wall. This book examines the geo-political background to the decision, the enormous operation to close the border, the military stand-off in the streets of Berlin and how they ‘perfected’ the Wall over time. It also looks at how some DDR citizens risked everything to escape to the West. It is richly illustrated throughout, with photos, diagrams, maps, and colour profiles of the aircraft involved.

Further books under development

 

Next up:

Cold War Berlin: An Island City - Volume 3, Berlin - Cold War Battlefield, NATO vs The Warsaw Pact, 1949 to 1989

To be published by Helion & Company in Summer 2022 

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Secrets of the Cold War: Cold War Espionage and Intelligence Operations from both sides of the Iron Curtain

To be published by Pen & Sword Books in Autumn 2022

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Future titles:

Cold War Berlin: An Island City - Volume 4, The Fall of the Wall and Break Up of the Soviet Union, Mid 1980s to early 1990s

To be published by Helion & Company in Winter 2022

 

Cold War Berlin: An Island City - Volume 5, In the Shadow of the Wall, The East German Police State,1945 to 1989

To be published by Helion & Company in Summer 2023

The Cold War Home Front: How Britain Prepared Itself for Nuclear War

To be published by Pen & Sword Books in Autumn 2023

Please contact the author if you have any suggestions for further books or commissions.