Luftbrücke Berlin / Berlin Airlift 43mm

398,00

•    Case diameter:  43 mm
•    Movement:  Swiss Ronda movement
•    Crystal:  Sapphire crystal
•    Strap:  calfskin – black (±4mm thick)
•    Hands:  luminous hands
•    Case thickness:  14 mm
•    Total lenght: 28 cm  (10,94 inches)
•    Strap width: 22 mm
•    Buckle:  XL stainless steel
•    Case:  stainless steel 316L
•    Dial colour:  black matt with luminous green
•    Back plate:  screw down – stainless steel
•    Back plate:  with beautiful etch of the Berlin Airlift
•    Water resistance:  5 ATM
•    Date:  date indication
•    Watch weight:  ±80 g
•    Watchbox:  luxury ’leather’
•    Documentation: extra booklet with info about the Berlin Airlift
•    Designer:  Ronald Steffen
•    Warranty:  2 years

 

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•    Ships same day
•    In stock now
•    30 days return

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Luftbrücke Berlin (1948 – 1949)

Die Berliner Blockade (24. Juni 1948 – 12. Mai 1949) war eine der ersten großen internationalen Krisen des Kalten Krieges. Die Berliner Luftbrücke diente der Versorgung der Stadt Berlin durch Flugzeuge der Westalliierten, nachdem die sowjetische Besatzungsmacht die Land- und Wasserwege von Westdeutschland nach West-Berlin gesperrt hatte. Am 26. Juni flogen die ersten Maschinen der US-amerikanischen Luftwaffe von Frankfurt und Wiesbaden aus zum Flughafen Tempelhof in Berlin und starteten damit die Operation Vittles (Operation Proviant). Die britische Luftwaffe beteiligte sich mit Operation Plainfare. Erstmals ließ sie am 28. Juni 1948 von Wunstorf aus „Dakotas“ (Douglas C-47) zum Flugplatz Gatow fliegen. Ab Anfang Juli bis zum Einsetzen des ersten Frosts im Dezember 1948 nutzten die Briten auch Flugboote, die wegen ihrer Korrosionsfestigkeit bevorzugt mit Salz beladen wurden, auf der Unterelbe bei Hamburg-Finkenwerder starteten und in Berlin auf der Havel und auf dem Großen Wannsee landeten. Australien nahm mit der Operation Pelican teil. Am 30. September 1949 wurde die Luftbrücke offiziell beendet.

Berlin Blockade (1948 – 1949)

The Berlin Blockade (24 June 1948 – 12 May 1949) was one of the first major international crises of the Cold War. During the multinational occupation of post–World War II Germany, the Soviet Union blocked the Western Allies’ railway, road, and canal access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control. The Western Allies organized the Berlin airlift (26 June 1948–30 September 1949) to carry supplies to the people of West Berlin, a difficult feat given the size of the city’s population. Aircrews from the United States Air Force, the Royal Air Force, the French Air Force, the Royal Canadian Air Force, the Royal Australian Air Force, the Royal New Zealand Air Force, and the South African Air Force flew over 200,000 sorties in one year, providing to the West Berliners up to 8,893 tons of necessities each day, such as fuel and food.

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An article exchange is very simple: you send us the items back in their original packaging with any certificates, … You also include a sheet in which you give the reason for your return, or the new product for which you wish to exchange.

Return address:
Uhrenwerk Weimar GmbH
Steubenstraße 39
99423 Weimar

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You return an item, but do not find another article that you want to swap? We will refund your money. This also goes easily. You follow the same procedure as described above, but now note instead of the new order number your account number on the form. We will refund the full amount to your account. Caution: Damaged, soiled or pre- worn items can not be returned. By abuse of returns we reserve the right to refuse a new order.

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