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Author Grathwol, Robert P., 1939-

Title Berlin and the American military : a Cold War chronicle / by Robert P. Grathwol and Donita M. Moorhus ; edited by Gareth L. Steen
Edition Second edition
Published New York : New York University Press, [1999]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  943.155087 Gra/Bat 1999  AVAILABLE
Description xv, 200 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 23 x 29 cm
Contents Preface: From Cold War Outpost to Millennial Capital -- Berlin from Grandeur to Defeat -- American Occupation in Berlin, 1945-1948 -- The Blockade of Berlin and the Allied Airlift, 1948-1949 -- The American Bond with Berlin, 1949-1958 -- Crisis in Berlin, 1958-1962 -- Enduring the Wall, 1962-1973 -- Living with the Wall, 1973-1988 -- Unification and Withdrawal, 1989-1994 -- Information about Individuals Giving Testimony -- Commanders in Berlin
Summary "For the fifty years between the end of the war and the end of the century, Berlin remained under the control of two contending superpowers, the United States - supported by Great Britain and France - and the Soviet Union. A cauldron of tension, intrigue, and conflict, the city served as a microcosm of the Cold War that divided all of Europe, a symbol that became concrete with the construction in 1961 of the Berlin Wall, which cut the city in two for the next twenty-eight years."--BOOK JACKET. "Robert P. Grathwol and Donita M. Moorhus here tell the story in words and pictures of that city and the thousands of American soldiers and their families who served and lived there between 1945 and 1994. Oral histories depict the people, places, and events that comprise the history of this vital outpost of democracy in the middle of a Communist bloc."--BOOK JACKET
"The book also recounts how American military personnel helped preserve the conditions that allowed Berliners to reduce the Wall to rubble in November of 1989 as a prelude to the peaceful reunification of Germany."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Originally published: American forces in Berlin. Washington, D.C : Dept. of Defense, Legacy Resource Management Program, Cold War Project, 1994
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 194) and index
Subject Berlin (Germany) -- History -- 1945-1990.
Berlin (Germany) -- History -- Blockade, 1948-1949.
Germany -- Military relations -- United States.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Germany -- Berlin.
United States -- Military relations -- Germany.
Author Moorhus, Donita M., 1942-
Steen, Gareth L.
LC no. 99028752
ISBN 0814731333