Hitler’s Eagles

The Luftwaffe 1933–45

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Hitler’s Eagles

The Luftwaffe 1933–45

Description

At the beginning of World War II, the Luftwaffe was the world's most advanced air force. With superior tactics, aircraft and training, it cut through opposition air forces. Despite this auspicious beginning, by 1945 the Luftwaffe was a dying force. The Allies were destroying German aircraft at unequal rates, and Luftwaffe aviators were dying in their thousands in an unbalanced battle to save Germany from destruction. Hitler's Eagles charts the turbulent history of the Luftwaffe from its earliest days to its downfall. Once Hitler was in power, the Luftwaffe came out of the shadows and expanded under a massive rearmament programme, then embarked upon the war that would define its existence. As well as providing a detailed history of the Luftwaffe's combat experience, the book expands on its human and material aspects. Aces and commanders are profiled and aircraft are described both technologically and tactically. The book conveys all the drama of the Luftwaffe's existence with Osprey's famous aviation artwork bringing the story incomparably to life.

Product details

Published Nov 20 2012
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 400
ISBN 9781782003113
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 181 b/w; 73 col
Series General Military
Short code GNM
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Author

Chris McNab

Dr Chris McNab specializes in military history and…

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