Eagles of the Third Reich: Men of the Luftwaffe in World War II

Eagles of the Third Reich: Men of the Luftwaffe in World War II

by Samuel W. Mitcham Jr.
     
 

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Character-based study of why the German air force was defeatedRecounts the Luftwaffe in combat from the blitzkrieg of 1939-40 and the Battle of Britain to the Eastern Front and the Normandy campaignFrom its secret post--World War I beginnings to its virtual destruction by the Allied air forces, the story of the German air force is best told by examining its…  See more details below

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Character-based study of why the German air force was defeatedRecounts the Luftwaffe in combat from the blitzkrieg of 1939-40 and the Battle of Britain to the Eastern Front and the Normandy campaignFrom its secret post--World War I beginnings to its virtual destruction by the Allied air forces, the story of the German air force is best told by examining its leaders--brilliant, ambitious, ruthless, and deceitful men like Hermann Goering, the drug-addicted Luftwaffe commander; Erhard Milch, the half-Jewish head of aircraft production; and Adolf Galland, the general of fighters who often clashed with Goering. Mitcham profiles them and others while describing the Luftwaffe's battles--both in the skies and behind the scenes--and explaining why it was so decisively defeated.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811734059
Publisher:
Stackpole Books
Publication date:
08/10/2007
Series:
Stackpole Military History Series
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Samuel W. Mitcham, Jr., is the author of more than twenty books on World War II. He lives in Louisiana.

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