Stukas Over The Mediterranean 1940 45

Author: Peter C Smith
Editor: Frontline Books
ISBN: 1853673765
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This text examines the role of German and Italian Ju 87s in diverse campaigns such as the attack on Yugoslavia, the battle for Crete and operations by the night flying squadrons.

German Elite Pathfinders

Author: Manfred Griehl
Editor: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1784380172
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This illustrated series presents every aspect of the German Air Force in World War II, on all fronts and in widely varying conditions. Contemporary photographs from archives and private collections, many never before published, show how and where all types of German military aircraft operated, and are accompained by detailed captions written by experts in aviation history. this on-going series of attractive and valuable books provides a comprehensive and vivid account of the Luftwaffe at war from 1939 to 1945.

The Sea Eagles

Author: Peter Charles Smith
Editor: Greenhill Books/Lionel Leventhal
ISBN:
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This exciting on-going series covers every aspect of the Luftwaffe in World War II and charts the rise and fall of this mighty force. Each volume makes use of over a hundred rare and valuable photographs, many of them taken by Luftwaffe personnel, to bring history to life and record both the men and the aircraft they flew. The Sea Eagles examines the Luftwaffe's maritime operations.

Air Force Magazine

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A History Of The Mediterranean Air War 1940 1945

Author: Christopher Shores
Editor: Grub Street Publishing
ISBN: 191069097X
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The first volume of this series dealt with the initial 19 months of the air war over the Western Desert of North Africa. This volume picks up the story as the 8th Army, following its hard-fought success in Operation Crusader, was forced back to the Gazala area, roughly midway between the Cyrenaican/Tripolitanian border of Libya and the frontier with Egypt. It covers the lull prior to the disastrous defeat of the 8th Army in June 1942 and the loss of the important port and fortress of Tobruk. The costly efforts of the Allied air forces to protect the retreating British and Commonwealth troops and prevent this turning into a rout is examined in depth. So too is the heavy fighting which followed in the El Alamein region as the line was stabilized. This period was ameliorated somewhat for the Western Desert Air Force by the arrival – at last – of the first Spitfires. The buildup of both the army and air force which followed, coupled with new commanders on the ground, meant that Rommel’s Deutsche Afrika Korps was defeated at Alam el Halfa at the start of September, and then again, comprehensively, at the climactic battle of El Alamein in October. Joined now by the first units of the United States Army Air Force, the Allied air forces began to achieve a growing ascendancy over those of the Axis. The long, rather slow, pursuit of the Italo-German forces right across Libya is recounted, including the capture of Tripoli, followed by the breakthrough into Southern Tunisia at the end of March 1943. This allowed a linkup with the Allied forces in Tunisia (whose story will be related in Volume 3) to be achieved. In this volume follow to the fortunes of some of the great fighter aces of the Desert campaign such as Jochen Marseille and Otto Schulz of the Luftwaffe, Franco Bordoni-Bisleri of the Regia Aeronautica and Neville Duke, Billy Drake and ‘Eddie’ Edwards of the Commonwealth air forces. While the fighting above the constantly moving front lines form the main narrative of this book, the Allied and Axis night bombing offensives and the activities of the squadrons cooperating with the naval forces in the Mediterranean are certainly not neglected.

A History Of The Mediterranean Air War 1940 1945

Author: Giovanni Massimello
Editor: Grub Street Publishers
ISBN: 1910690678
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The third volume in the epic military aviation series focuses on the Allied invasion of North Africa during World War II. This work of WWII history takes us to November 1942 to explain the background of the first major Anglo-American venture: Operation Torch, the invasion of French North Africa. Describing the fratricidal combat that followed the initial landings in Morocco and Algeria, it then considers the unsuccessful efforts to reach northern Tunisia before the Germans and Italians could get there to forestall the possibility of an attack from the west on the rear of the Afrika Korps forces, then beginning their retreat from El Alamein. The six months of hard fighting that followed, as the Allies built up the strength of their joint air forces and gradually wrested control of the skies from the Axis, are recounted in detail. The continuing story of the Western Desert Air Force is told, as it advanced from the east to join hands with the units in the west. Also covered are the arrivals over the front of American pilots and crew, the P-38 Lightning, the Spitfire IX, and the B-17 Flying Fortress—and of the much-feared Focke-Wulf Fw 190. The aerial activities over Tunisia became one of the focal turning points of World War II, yet are frequently overlooked by historians. Here, the air-sea activities, the reconnaissance flights, and the growing day and night bomber offensives are examined in detail.

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny
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Hitler S Stuka Squadrons

Author: John Ward
Editor: Zenith Press
ISBN: 9780760319918
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Hitler's Stuka Squadrons is a book that separates fact from fantasy regarding the achievements and military career of the Ju 87 aircraft. Able to deliver its bombs accurately onto a target, the Stuka wreaked havoc in Poland and France against ground targets and refugee columns. Hitler's Stuka Squadrons charts the Ju 87's career in 1939-40, when German aerial superiority ensured aircraft losses were low. However, against Spitfires and Hurricanes in the Battle of Britain in 1940 the Stuka was shot out of the skies. The campaign in Russia saw the re-establishment of the Ju 87's supremacy, and would lead to a change in role to one of tank-busting. Hitler's Stuka Squadrons also covers the individual Stuka squadrons, their campaigns, tactics, and pilots. Illustrated with full-color artworks, which show the various changes in livery and design that the Ju 87 underwent during its career, accompanied by a full specifications table that lists range, armament, performance, dimensions, ceiling and weights;- An authoritative book written by an expert on Military history- First-hand accounts from Stuka pilots- Full-colored artworks- Specifications boxes

Focke Wulf 190

Author: Morten Jessen
Editor: Greenhill Books/Lionel Leventhal
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From the spring of 1942 until the end of the war, Germany was pounded by night and by day by Allied aircraft. A key element of the German defenses was the Fw 190, a rugged, well armed and reliable machine. This book details the Fw 190 and its variants in the crucial years of 1943/45, and presents rare photos of the planes, their crews, and their combat missions.

Books In Print 2004 2005

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ISBN: 9780835246491
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American Book Publishing Record

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Politicians At War

Author: Henry Buckton
Editor: Pen & Sword
ISBN:
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A fascinating collection of wartime memories from major political figures, many who are still household names today. Drawn from a political cross section, representing all major parties, these delightfully evocative accounts cover experiences in all three of the British armed services and across the ranks. This work is full of surprises with former prime ministers and other senior figures telling their stories with great modesty, and humility.

Sea War 1939 1945

Author: Janusz Piekałkiewicz
Editor: Historical Times Incorporated
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Air War Bibliography 1939 1945

Author: Myron J. Smith
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The Second World War The German War 1943 1945

Author: Jeremy Black
Editor: Ashgate Publishing Company
ISBN:
File Size: 43,36 MB
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World War II defined the 20th century and shaped the contemporary world; from the decolonization of Africa to the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall. This work offers an overview of this complex and volatile era, taking into account the political, economic and social factors, as well as military circumstances of the road to war and its consequences.

The Air War 1939 1945

Author: Janusz Piekałkiewicz
Editor: Historical Times
ISBN:
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Offers a day-by-day chronology of aerial operations during World War II, and looks at the pilots, leaders, strategies, aircraft, and weapons of the war

Naval Warfare In The Eastern Mediterranean 1940 1945

Author: Charles W. Koburger
Editor: Praeger Pub Text
ISBN:
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This book is a history of naval warfare in the Eastern Mediterranean during World War II.

The Writers Directory 2008

Author: Michelle Kazensky
Editor: Saint James Press
ISBN: 9781558626003
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Features bibliographical, biographical and contact information for living authors worldwide who have at least one English publication. Entries include name, pseudonyms, addresses, citizenship, birth date, specialization, career information and a bibliography.

World War Ii And Its Origins

Author: Marty Bloomberg
Editor: Littleton, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited
ISBN:
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The Eagles War

Author: Vern Haugland
Editor: Jason Aronson
ISBN:
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Fortæller historien om de første amerikanere, der meldte sig frivilligt til R.A.F. for at deltage i kampen mod aksemagterne. De 3 amerikansk bemandede eskadriller blev senere kernen i den nye 8th Air Force.