Cold War 1945-1991, Berlin Blockade, Soviet Chokehold and the Great Allied Airlift 1948-1949

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The publisher has built a solid reputation by releasing a number of series of military history books with a high photographic content. This series promises to become as popular as the well-established Images of War series and similarly makes use of rare photographs, with full colour sketches and drawings to augment the photographs. The Cold War effectively began in 1945, but the Western Allies initially responded passively to Soviet expansion. The Berlin Blockade marked a new stage in the war and the Allies struck back brilliantly – Strongly Recommended.


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Images of War, The Experimental Units of Hitler’s Condor Legion, German Aircraft in Action During the Spanish Civil War, Rare Photographs From Wartime Archives

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This addition to the very popular Images of War Series is a special treat for aviation enthusiasts. The Spanish Civil War became an important proving ground for aircraft and armour as part of the German concept of Blitzkrieg. Over-shadowed by WWII, the Condor Legion in the Spanish Civil War has received little coverage – Highly Recommended.


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Mau Mau Rebellion, The Emergency in Kenya 1952-1956

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After the end of WWII, the second Labour Government embarked on a program of managed decline for Great Britain. This started an indecent rush to abandon the Empire. Often described as the Mau Mau Rebellion, this saw Kenya engulfed in civil war as the Kikuyu sought to take over at the expense of other tribes and the Asian community – Strongly Recommended.


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Budapest Airport’s growing Ukrainian union

 

Ukraine International Airlines, the Eastern European country’s flag carrier, yesterday launched its first operation from Budapest Airport with its daily link to Kiev Boryspil. Welcoming the inaugural flight with a ceremonial water arch and celebratory cake, Budapest’s latest airline partner unites the Hungarian gateway with Ukraine’s largest airport once again, having not served Boryspil since 2012.

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