Mombeek, Eric. With Smith, J. Richard. & Creek, Eddie J.


Classic Publications, Crowborough, 1st hardback ed., 2001. 400 pp., numerous photo-ills., + cold., ills. D.j., 30 x 23cm. FINE. Limited Edition, No. 470 of 1,000 Copies Only, Signed by all 3 Authors – with 16 extra pages of Photographs. Originally published as individual paperbacks, this is the first Hardback edition which combines all the issues in volume one. Profusely illustrated with photos and colour artwork, this volume traces the early development of Luftwaffe Colours and covers : The Birth of the Luftwaffe Fighter Force – The pictorial story of the Luftwaffe Fighter force at its inception ; The Spanish Civil War – Read how and why Germany was involved with first-hand accounts by pilots ; Blitzkrieg and Sitzkrieg – Here are the units and their aircraft that took part on the Blitzkrieg on Poland on the eve of World War II, as well as detailed events in the West and the ‘Sitzkrieg’, camouflage and markings plus first-hand accounts from the men who were there, accompanied by colour profiles, maps and appendices ; Attack in the West – Featuring preparations in the West in May 1940 for the German invasion, here is an unprecedented pictorial account of the Luftwaffe fighter force during its operations in Scandinavia, France and the Low Countries, including colour artwork and personal accounts of those who took part ; Photograph Supplement – 16 extra pages of photographs are included in this Limited Edition, No. 470 of 1,000 Copies Only, which is Signed by all three Authors.

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