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Wolfram von Richthofen : master of the German air war

Author: James S Corum
Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, ©2008.
Series: Modern war studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This first full-length biography of von Richthofen ... reveals how, before World War II, von Richthofen played a central role in developing and building the Luftwaffe and such famous aircraft as the Me 109 fighter and He 111 bomber. He then delivered tactical and operational successes in the Spanish Civil War, where he established the close air support tactics that became an essential trademark of the German  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Wolfram von Richthofen; Wolfram von Richthofen; Wolfram von Richthofen; Wolfram von Richthofen
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James S Corum
ISBN: 9780700615988 0700615989
OCLC Number: 220421996
Description: vii, 421 pages : illustrations, plans ; 24 cm.
Contents: Wolfram von Richthofen's early life, 1895-1914 --
The Great War --
From Reichswehr to the Wehrmacht, 1919-1936 --
The war in Spain, 1936-1939 --
The Polish campaign, 1939 --
The battle for France, 1940 --
The Battle of Britain: the Luftwaffe's first defeat --
The Balkans campaign, 1941 --
The Soviet campaign opens, 1941-1942 --
The campaign in the Soviet Union, 1942-1943 --
Von Richthofen's last campaign: Italy, 1943-1944 --
Final act: von Richthofen's last days.
Series Title: Modern war studies.
Responsibility: James S. Corum.
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Luftwaffe commander Wolfram von Richthofen was a master of the tactical and operational air war and one of the key catalysts in the resurrection of Germany's air force. This biography reveals how,  Read more...

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"Field Marshal Wolfram von Richthofen was one of the major figures within the German Luftwaffe, the ground-attack commander par excellence. Corum's book is the first scholarly biography of this Read more...

 
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