Hitler's Eagles: The Luftwaffe 1933-45

Hitler's Eagles: The Luftwaffe 1933-45

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by Chris McNab
     
 

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At the beginning of World War II, the Luftwaffe was the world's most advanced air force. With superior tactics, aircraft and training, it cut through opposition air forces. Despite this auspicious beginning, by 1945 the Luftwaffe was a dying force. The Allies were destroying German aircraft at unequal rates, and Luftwaffe aviators were dying in their thousands in an

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At the beginning of World War II, the Luftwaffe was the world's most advanced air force. With superior tactics, aircraft and training, it cut through opposition air forces. Despite this auspicious beginning, by 1945 the Luftwaffe was a dying force. The Allies were destroying German aircraft at unequal rates, and Luftwaffe aviators were dying in their thousands in an unbalanced battle to save Germany from destruction. Hitler's Eagles charts the turbulent history of the Luftwaffe from its earliest days to its downfall. Once Hitler was in power, the Luftwaffe came out of the shadows and expanded under a massive rearmament programme, then embarked upon the war that would define its existence. As well as providing a detailed history of the Luftwaffe's combat experience, the book expands on its human and material aspects. Aces and commanders are profiled and aircraft are described both technologically and tactically. The book conveys all the drama of the Luftwaffe's existence with Osprey's famous aviation artwork bringing the story incomparably to life.

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“This volume is capsule history of theAir Forces of the Third Reich and should be brought to the attention of Modelers and Wargamers, as well as those who love to read about history. I recommend this book to anyone with interest in World War II and the War in Europe.” —Richard Mataka, www.mataka.org (June 2013)

“Any military collection interested in World War II experiences must have this!” —The Midwest Book Review (February 2013)

“...this book is commendable for casting a wide net, not just in regard to machinery but also such seemingly peripheral material like uniforms, flying clothing, and emergency equipment. McNab covers the Luftwaffe's historical rise to power from the early 1930s despite the Treaty of Versailes' limitations, describes its organization, and includes a biography of senior officers. The descriptions of the WWII fighters, bombers, ground attack aircraft, seaplanes and maritime reconnaissance anti- shipping aircraft are excellent, together with operational analyses of each aircraft type.” —Sabu Advani, www.speedreaders.info (February 2013)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781782003106
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
11/20/2012
Series:
General Military
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
939,264
File size:
91 MB
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Meet the Author

Chris McNab is an author and editor specializing in military history and military technology. To date he has published more than 40 books, including A History of the World in 100 Weapons (2011), Deadly Force (2009) and Tools of Violence (2008). He is the contributing editor of Hitler's Armies: A History of the German War Machine 1939–45 (2011) and Armies of the Napoleonic Wars (2009). Chris has also written extensively for major encyclopedia series, magazines and newspapers, and he lives in South Wales, UK.
Chris McNab is an author and editor. To date he has published over 100 books, many for Osprey.

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Hitler's Eagles: The Luftwaffe 1933-45 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This volume contains much information about the Luftwaffe from it preconception when Germany operated gliders due to the restrictions imposed by Versailles, to its demise in 1945. Here you have it all, aircraft, equipment, training, tactics, personnel and their conditions.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It doset really have a form