280 pages - 1965 - Used, acceptable
Written by a famous Luftwaffe fighter pilot, this book describes his own experiences as a fighter pilot, as well as a commander of fighter forces during the Second World War.
|Book cover finish
|Offset varnish, Perfect paperback
|Numbered copy ( U2805 ), Reprint ( First BAL - HI printing : January 1965 )
|Number of pages
|11 x 18 x 2 cm
|Adolf Galland ( Eng. )
|BALLANTINE BOOKS, INC.
THE FIRST AND THE LAST is the most complete, the most accurate and the most vivid book about Germany's fighter forces during the Second World War. Adolf Galland is superbly qualified to tell the story of the rise and fall of German air power. As a pilot he conveys vividly the speed and excitement of aerial combat. As Germany's commander of fighter forces he describes clearly the development of new planes, his arguments with Göring and Hitler over the vital issues of German air plans and production - and the consequences of Hitler's' fatal decisions.
THE FIRST AND THE LAST is the full story of what the Luftwaffe achieved in the air war, their successes and their mistakes. Here too is the complete and graphic account of the effect of American daylight bombing raids on Germany - and the overwhelming problems these raids posed for the leaders responsible for Germany's air defense.