Tuesday, November 7, 2023 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM CST
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Tine Hoffmeister 
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AlabamaGermany Partnership Webinar - Berlin Airlift 75th Anniversary - Don Smith 

Join us for a presentation by Don Smith, recognizing the 75th Anniversary of the Berlin Airlift: 

Tuesday, November 7, 2023
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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The airlift started in June of 1948 and ended in May of 1949.  Much has been written and said about the American efforts in the Berlin Airlift.  Don Smith, author of Steinstuecken: A Little Pocket of Freedom will talk about the German (and especially West Berlin) contribution to the Western Allies' efforts to break the Berlin Blockade.  What specific challenges did the people of West Berlin face, and how did they overcome those challenges?  What kinds of threats did West Berliners face from the Soviet forces that surrounded their city?  What did they do to help make the Airlift a success?  Who were the West Berlin heroes of the Airlift crisis?  This presentation will cover all those topics.


About the Presenter:

Don Smith is the author of "Steinstuecken - A little Pocket of Freedom" that was released in 2022. Don is a retired Army Reserve officer who served in Germany from 1986-89. He visited Berlin (West and East) three times. On one of those trips,he saw Steinstuecken and never forgot it. He has been published in Military History magazine, World War II magazine, and the U.S. Army Intelligence Center’s (USAIC) Military Intelligence Professional Bulletin.He lives in Tucson. Read more here