This fine book, which contains photographs and illustrated profiles, tells the history of various German fighters during the Second World War.
||26 x 22 x 1 cm
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||Martin C. Windrow
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||MEN AND MACHINES
||Hylton Lacy Publishers Ltd
A generation ago, the world suffered a six - year convulsion which for sheer impact on the life of our race has probably never been paralleled since the Flood.
The Second World War directly or indirectly changed the national life of every country on the face of the globe ; some were engulfed for ever, some were born, and some were brought suddenly and brutally into the mainstream of twentieth - century events. A whole new power structure emerged, involving every civilised community on earth.
One of the most dramatic accelerations brought about by this unnatural stimulus was in the field of aviation. The Second World War came in with the last days of the fabric - covered fighter biplane ; it went out with the jet interceptor and the nuclear bomb. In the first half of the War the battlefields of Europe, Africa and Russia were dominated by the greatest air power then in existence - the German Luftwaffe ; and although annihilated in the closing monts of the conflict, its terror spent for ever, the Luftwaffe will always occupy a special place in the imaginations of those who interest themselves in the history of men under arms.
This voume, and a companion work now under preparation, are not aimed at the technical reader, but the general student of the Second World War, and the aviation enthusiast. The emphasis is deliberately placed on the squadron service of the major German fighter aircraft rather than on their mechanical details ; and it is hoped that this approach may help the reader to see the various types in perspective against the whole background of the air war. Although care has been taken during the preparation of the colour illustrations to convey the great variety of colour schemes and markings which characterised the Luftwaffe, ther is not room in a book of this size to attempt a comprehensive survey of that vast and fascinating subject. It is hoped to include a short general chapter on Luftwaffe fighter marking styles in the forthcoming second volume, for the benefit of interested readers.
Martin C. Windrow ( 1944 ) is a British historian, editor and author of several hundred books, articles and monographs, particularly those on organizational or physical details of military history, and the history of the post - war French Foreign Legion. His most notable works include Rommel's Desert Army ( 1976 ), The French Indochina War 1946 - 54 ( 1998 ), The Last Valley ( 2004 ) and Our Friends beneath the Sands ( 2010 ).
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