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After World War II the United States and Britain airlifted food and supplies into Russian-blockaded West Berlin. US Air Force Lieutenant Gail S. Halvorsen knew the children of the city were suffering. To lift their spirits, he began dropping chocolate and gum by parachute.
Michael O. Tunnell tells an inspiring tale of candy and courage, illustrated with Lt. Halvorsen’s personal photographs, as well as letters and drawings from the children of Berlin to their beloved “Uncle Wiggly Wings.”
If your kid likes history, this is a book for them. Candy Bomber is a interesting tale of a part of history that we do not hear much about. It is about how the Berlin citizens suffered during the Cold War and how one man’s kind actions started the candy drops. These drops encouraged many children and adults in Berlin as they suffered during the blockade of East Berlin. This book is written for eight-year-olds and up.