UNIFORMS AND INSIGNIA OF THE LUFTWAFFE. 2 VOLUMES - VOL. 1 : 1933 - 1940 & VOL. 2 : 1940 - 1945.

Davis, Brian L.


2 Volumes. Vol. I : Arms & Armour, rep., 1995. 256 pp., frontis., + photo-ills., + ills. D.j., 25 x 19cm. Nr.FINE. Vol. II : Arms & Armour, (rep.,) 1999. 320 pp., frontis., + photo-ills., + ills. Soft covers ; 24 x 19cm. Rear cover has a gentle crease & there is a light bend to the pages about 3cm from the fore-edge o/w V.G. A major two-part work that provides the most comprehensive and authoritative study yet of the badges, insignia, uniforms and accoutrements of Germany’s air force during the era of the Third Reich. The first volume features the period 1933 – 1940. Paratroops and all other ancillary units and formations of the Luftwaffe are covered, as is the development of the organizations that preceded the Luftwaffe and led to its constitution in 1935. The result of many years research, the author clarifies the immensely complicated Luftwaffe dress regulations and with its numerous illustrations and photographs, provides unrivalled detail. The second volume covers the period 1940 – 1945 and includes all wartime developments and amendments. Complete coverage is given of clothing worn by the Luftwaffe aircrew, the parachute forces and the various women’s services. This volume also describes all the flight clothing, protective wear, tropical and sports kit, winter and heavy weather clothing, complete with associated insignia of rank. It features over 800 illustrations, including 450 detailed drawings and a photographic record of the uniforms of Goring. 2 Volumes.

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