For anyone interested in the air war 1939-45, the information provided here is of inestimable value. There are no more than a handful of WW2 Luftwaffe members alive today. Patrick Eriksson had the foresight to record these experiences first-hand before it was too late. Some witnesses ended up as senior fighter controllers, and one was even a Luftwaffe psychologist. The recollections and views of the veterans are put within the context of the German aerial war history. By no means all the witnesses were from the ranks of the so-called 'aces', and the awful strain of the conflict is manifest: 'My friend Leo, Kapitan of the 8/JG 54, in the last weeks on the Channel front developed insomnia, anxiety attacks. He was "flown out" (abgeflogen) and should have been relieved. He was shot down and killed in September 1940.' This first volume (of three) covers Denmark and Norway, the Phoney War, the invasion of France and the Low Countries, the Battle of Britain, combating the RAF sweeps in the West, and the Battle of Germany (home defence).
Product code: BIAEA
Publisher: Amberley Publishing
Dimensions: 16.6cm x 24.2cm
Publish date: 15/09/2017
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