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    The Luftwaffe in Camera (Paperback) By (author) Dr. Alfred Price


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    DescriptionThere is much to find intriguing about Hitler's Luftwaffe. During six short years, it rose from almost nothing to become the terror of Europe. At the outbreak of the Second World War in September 1939, it was the most powerful air force in the world. The aircraft were state-of-the-art and the crews were numerous and highly motivated. During the first two and a half years of the war, the Luftwaffe made possible the German Army's series of lightning victories. Its only serious setback came in the summer of 1940 during the Battle of Britain, when the RAF foiled its attempt to establish air superiority over southern England as a prelude to invasion. Then, gradually but inexorably, the air forces of Germany's enemies became stronger than her own. On each battlefront in turn, the Luftwaffe was forced onto the defensive despite trying to overcome its many problems with great ingenuity and courage. To the end, it could never be discounted in the Allied calculations. When the war ended in May 1945 the Luftwaffe possessed some 3,500 combat aircraft. It had fought valiantly against ever-lengthening odds, but when the end came the Luftwaffe was overwhelmed by pressures beyond its control. Author Alfred Price spent several years touring Germany and interviewing Luftwaffe veterans. The majority of photographs in this book came from their personal albums. Taken together, they provide a unique pictorial record of this important phase in twentieth-century history.

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    The Luftwaffe in Camera
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dr. Alfred Price
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 170 mm
    Height: 248 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 962 g
    ISBN 13: 9780752451022
    ISBN 10: 0752451022

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG, HBWQ
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC subject category V2: JWLF
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DFG
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW, HBJD, JWG
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: HBW
    LC classification: D
    B&T General Subject: 520
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027140
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    Libri: I-HM
    BISAC V2.8: HIS014000, HIS027100, TEC025000
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJH, 1DFG
    DC22: 358.4, 940.544943
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHWR7, TTM, JWCM, NHD, NHWL
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MP
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DFG
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MPBL
    The History Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    The History Press Ltd
    Publication date
    01 August 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Alfred Price is a former RAF aircrew officer and the author of more than 50 books on aviation subjects, including "The Last Year of the Luftwaffe" and"War In The Fourth Dimension," and "One Day in a Long War" which he coauthored.
    Review quote
    "One of the best on the period and its arms, well organized and intense." --"Library Journal" on "One Day in a Long War"