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The Luftwaffe over Germany : defense of the Reich

Author: Donald L Caldwell; Richard Muller
Publisher: London : Greenhill ; St Paul : MBI Publishing, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Luftwaffe over Germany tells the story of one of the longest and most intense air battles in history. The daylight air struggles over Germany during World War II involved thousands of aircraft, dozens of units, and hundreds of aerial engagements. Until now, there has been no single book that covers the complete story, from the highest levels of air strategy to the individual tales of Fw 190s, Bf 109s and Me 262s  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald L Caldwell; Richard Muller
ISBN: 9781853677120 1853677124 9781848327412 1848327412
OCLC Number: 76852917
Description: 336 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Germany and defense: early history and theory (1914-1939) --
2. Repelling RAF bomber command's daylight assault (1939-1941) --
3. America enters the war (1972) --
4. The slow American build-up (January-June 1943) --
5. High tide for the defenders (July-December 1943) --
6. The air war is lost (January-April 1944) --
7. The oil campaign (May-August) 1944 --
8. The "big blow" that never fell (September-December 1944) --
9. The final desperate expedients (1943) --
Table of equivalent ranks --
Day fighter order of battle.
Responsibility: Don Caldwell and Richard Muller.

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