Looking for some reading or viewing material to increase your background knowledge of D-Day before the 75th anniversary commemorations this coming June? These top five picks will both entertain and boost your knowledge.
On June 24, 1948, the Soviets, in one of the opening moves of the Cold War, blockaded all rail, road and water access to West Berlin. Two days later, what is sometimes called the greatest peacetime aerial supply operation in history began — the Berlin Airlift.
GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — U.S. soldiers and their families followed in the footsteps of the famous Company E when they visited World War II battlefields to mark the 73rd anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge this weekend.
Before I even stepped foot in Germany, one of the first things my friends told me about are the flea markets (Flohmarkt). I had visions of Goodwill or Salvation Army stores in my head, so I really didn’t understand what the excitement was about.
Wiesbaden, Germany, May, 1948: Gen. Carl "Tooey" Spaatz, left, recently retired as Air Force chief of staff, and Lt. General Curtis LeMay, USAFE commander, review an honor guard upon Spaatz's arrival at the Wiesbaden Airport.
FRANKFURT, Germany — Diplomats, politicians and military leaders gathered at Frankfurt airport Tuesday to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift – a mission lauded as the greatest peacetime aerial supply mission in history.