Kimber, 1st ed., 1956. 204 pp., frontis., + 9 photo-plates. D.j., 22 x 14cm. Little chips & repairs to d.j., o/w V.G. This volume tells the story of the Luftwaffe in World War II and shows the causes of its ultimate failure. It gives exciting descriptions of the main phases of the air war and examines the policy of the German Air Force behind each particular event. The failure of the Luftwaffe to develop radar, the lack of long range bombers, the wrong decisions on fighter defence of Germany – all these are portrayed and critically analysed. Among the most graphic descriptions in the book are those of the unsuccessful attempt to relieve Stalingrad by means of an air lift and of the RAF raids on Hamburg. The author traces the relentless course of the Allied bombing of Germany, and gives a description of the V-weapon campaign and some of the later weapons developed by the Germans.