Killen, John.


1st ed., 1967. X + 310 pp., 28 photo-plates. D.j., 22 x 14cm. Fore-edge foxed, small repair to d.j., o/w V.G. Here is a history of German air power from 1915 to 1945. Here are the aircraft, the frail biplanes and triplanes of the Kaiser’s War, the great Lufthansa air-liners and airships of the turbulent thirties, the monoplanes designed to help Hitler in his conquest of Europe. Here too are the generals – Goering, Udet, Kesselring and Jeschonnek - who forged the air weapon of the Luftwaffe; the pilots – Galland, Molders, Marseille and Hanna Reitsche - who tried to keep faith with the Fatherland despite overwhelming odds, and of course here are the actions fought by the Luftwaffe from the civil war in Spain to the Battle of Britain, Crete, Stalingrad and Berlin. An exhaustive study.

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