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The Luftwaffe : a history / John Killen.

Author/Creator:
Killen, John, author.
Publication:
South Yorkshire, England : Pen & Sword Military Classics, 2003.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (336 p.)
Series:
Pen & Sword military classics (Series) ; Series Number 6.
Pen & Sword Military Classics ; Series Number 6
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Subjects:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, German.
Germany. Luftwaffe -- History.
Germany. Luftwaffe.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
John Killen's exhaustive work is a study of German air power between 1915 and 1945, from the early days of flying when Immelmann, Boelke, Richtofen and other First World War aces fought and died to give Germany air supremacy, to the nightmare existence of the Luftwaffe as the Third Reich plunged headlong to destruction.Here are the aircraft: the frail biplanes and triplanes of the Kaiser's war; the great Lufthansa aircraft and airships of the turbulent Thirties; the monoplanes designed to help Hitler in his conquest of Europe. Here are the generals who forged the air weapon of the Luftwaffe -
Contents:
""Cover""; ""Half Title""; ""Title""; ""Copyright""; ""Contents""; ""Illustrations""; ""Foreword""; ""I Aircraft and Aces: 1914�1916""; ""II Year of Attrition: 1917""; ""III The Broken Wings: 1918""; ""IV Phoenix Rising: 1918�1926""; ""V Awaiting Events: 1926�1933""; ""VI Air Force in Embryo: 1933�1935""; ""VII Into the Arena: Spain, 1936""; ""VIII The End of the Airships: 1936""; ""IX Austria to Poland: 1938�1939""; ""X Blitzkrieg! Poland, 1939""; ""XI The Battering Ram: France, 1940""; ""XII A Fortress Besieged: The Battle of Britain""
""XIII Heinkels Over London: September, 1940""""XIV Sunshine and Slaughter: Crete, 1941""; ""XV Red Star Burning: Russia, 1941""; ""XVI The Unconquerable Island: Malta, 1942""; ""XVII Airlift to Disaster: Stalingrad, 1943""; ""XVIII ""You can call me Meier!"" Cologne, 1943""; ""XIX Bombing Round the Clock: 1943""; ""XX Disintegration: 1944""; ""XXI Fighters, Bombers or Fighter-Bombers? 1944""; ""XXII Dresden and Berlin: 1945""; ""XXIII Cry Havoc to the End: May, 1945""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed July 4, 2014).
ISBN:
1-4738-1948-2
1-4738-0016-1
OCLC:
881887704