Cold War; Berlin Airlift

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Cold War; Berlin Airlift

Post by South » 17 Sep 2018 18:26 ... n-airlift/

Good afternoon all,

Ultra busy finishing up Florence weather matter.

Above link re Berlin Airlift.

The lead picture caption...the Herculean efforts..... ...... The Berlin Airlift led to the design to the Lockheed Hercules cargo aircraft.

Today, a reply like Col LeMay's = political exile. Must be nice and understand that everyone helped the effort - just like the Florence weather emergency. Our pending hurricane party will have people present that I never, ever, ever, saw ! Not too much new under the Sun.

~ Bob
eastern, Virginia, USA

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RE: Cold War: The Berlin Airlift.

Post by Robert Rojas » 25 Sep 2018 00:02

Greetings to both brother South and the community as a whole. Howdy Bob! Well sir, in respect to your introductory posting of Monday - September 17, 2018 - 9:26am, old yours truly is often astounded that this all but forgotten chapter in the COLD WAR is so overlooked by so many who retain an interest with matters concerning the COLD WAR. Now, I freely concede that there are varying causal relationships which ultimately lead up to the Berlin Blockade in year 1948, but it is the overwhelming collective response of the WESTERN ALLIES to Joseph Stalin's intransigence that lead to the political reaffirmation of the WESTERN ALLIED presence in what was then West Berlin. In speculative terms, old Uncle Bob rather suspects (rightly OR wrongly) that the inscrutable General Secretary was attempting to emulate something akin to a bloodless and non-violent version of the Siege of Leningrad. Sooner or later, the City of West Berlin and its WESTERN ALLIED benefactors would be starved into physical surrender and political capitulation. The possession of atomic weaponry notwithstanding, the loss of West Berlin along with the overt usurpation of Czechoslovakia would clearly exhibit the flaccidity of the WEST. The gargantuan around the clock airlift into West Berlin would, in part, frustrate that particular facet of the First Secretary's adventurism. It is fortuitous that the WESTERN ALLIES had the political will and the airlift capacity to break the Berlin Blockade. On a personal note, the Berlin Airlift has a special historical affinity for old Uncle Bob since I have sojourned to and from the then City of West Berlin via the now closed Tempelhof Airport. Yes folks, it was "quite a sight" seeing the distinct rooftops of buildings rushing by as my commercial flight touched down at Tempelhof Airport. And I always thought that a landing at Chicago's Midway Airport was an "adventure"! Well, that is my initial two cents, pfennigs or kopecks worth on this nostalgic trip down memory lane - for now anyway. As always, I would like to bid you an especially copacetic day over in your corner of the Old Dominion that is the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Best Regards,
Uncle Bob :idea: :|
"It is well that war is so terrible, or we should grow too fond of it" - Robert E. Lee

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