Barnsley, 1st ed., 2007. 215 pp., photo-plates + a map. D.j., 24 x 16cm. FINE. When Stalin cut off road and rail traffic to Berlin as well as electricity, the wartime allies of Britain, France & the US realised that the only option open to them was to supply beleaguered West Berlin by air transport and so started one of the most dramatic events of the twentieth century. The blockade lasted 328 days when a massive total of 2,325,509 tons of vital supplies, including coal, food, medical supplies and all the other necessities of life, made it through via air, thanks to a mixed fleet of aircraft which were often comprised of retired bombers and pilots from the war. A detailed account. (See also No. 435).