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Mother of Eagles

Mother of Eagles Author Suzanne Hayes Fischer
ISBN-10 076431307X
Release 2001
Pages 207
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Baroness Kunigunde von Richthofen originally published Mein Kriegstagebuch (My War Diary) in 1937, at a time when tales of heroes of the First World War inspired the youth of a country being prepared for a second war. Mother of Eagles is the culmination of the translation of the war diary, along with numerous facts and information not included in the original work. Follow the youth and wartime exploits of Manfred and Lothar, the leading German aces of World War I, through the eyes of their mother and a nation. Letters to the Barronness from each of her sons intially depict the wartime conditions on the ground, and then evolve into vivid details about the exhiliration of the hunt in the air for ever increasing numbers of enemy planes. This book will not only appeal to those interested in the Red Baron and his ace brother, Lothar, but to anyone who is interested in reading of the civilian life in Germany during the Great War.

The Jasta War Chronology

The Jasta War Chronology Author Norman L. R. Franks
ISBN-10 1898697841
Release 1998
Pages 288
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The German Jastas were formed as dedicated hunting units, and to protect their own two-seater aircraft while attacking enemy planes. Because of these roles, the Jasta units saw more action than any other group in the war.

The Jasta Pilots

The Jasta Pilots Author Norman L. R. Franks
ISBN-10 1898697477
Release 1996
Pages 364
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A photo-illustrated list of all the pilots who served in the feared German Jagdstaffeln ("Jastas" or "hunting units".)

The Red Baron

The Red Baron Author Wayne Vansant
ISBN-10 9780760346020
Release 2014-06-01
Pages 104
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"Told in graphic novel format, the story of Manfred von Richthofen--better known as the Red Baron--from his beginnings as a cavalry member and a pilot-in-training to his death at the age of twenty-five and his enduring legacy"--

Billy Bishop VC Lone Wolf Hunter

Billy Bishop VC Lone Wolf Hunter Author Peter Kilduff
ISBN-10 9781909808133
Release 2014-10-19
Pages 192
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William Avery Bishop is recognized as the British EmpireÕs highest-scoring WWI ace, credited with 72 combat victories, third-ranking behind von Richthofen and RenŽ Fonck. He scored many of his successes on his own, prevailing only by dint of personal courage, daring and superior marksmanship. This remarkable manÕs story has been detailed in many books and articles, but renowned author Peter Kilduff is adamant that so far the full truth has not been told. Famed for his evenhanded, thorough, exhaustive and forensic research, Kilduff sets out to bring new light to missions and kills so far steeped in controversy. As so many of BishopÕs victories were achieved during solo combat, all will be examined and scrutinized, drawing on German, British and Canadian archival sources, BishopÕs private correspondence, and accounts by friends and foes. Such an approach provides as complete an account as possible which also serves as a valuable reference work containing many previously unpublished images.

Shooting the Front

Shooting the Front Author Terrence Finnegan
ISBN-10 9780750955102
Release 2014-04-01
Pages 408
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A meticulously researched history of British, French, and American aerial surveillance on the Western FrontWorld War I marked the beginning of the era of modern warfare, a conflict that demanded revolutionary technology to break the vicious stalemate in which the armies of Europe found themselves. One such technology was aerial reconnaissance and photography, which together with the growing intelligence use of phone tapping and radio intercepts, changed the nature of war forever. Describing the evolution of aerial photography during World War I, this text is packed with data, information, and meticulous research from essential archives including the National Archives in College Park, Maryland and London's National Archives. It shows not only how important aerial reconnaissance was to the war effort, but also how it became the foundation for modern-day exploitation of imagery and geospatial intelligence used to guide today's decision makers on global issues, and shaped intelligence work for generations to come.

The Red Knight of Germany

The Red Knight of Germany Author Floyd Gibbons
ISBN-10 1494102358
Release 2013-10
Pages 394
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This is a new release of the original 1927 edition.

Fighter Combat

Fighter Combat Author Robert L. Shaw
ISBN-10 0870210599
Release 1985
Pages 428
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This book provides a detailed description of one-on-one dog-fights and multi-fighter team work tactics, as well as discussions on aircraft and weapons systems.

Richthofen s Circus

   Richthofen   s Circus   Author Greg VanWyngarden
ISBN-10 1841767263
Release 2004-07-25
Pages 128
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Undoubtedly the most famous of any nation's aviation units in World War 1 was the legendary Jagdgeschwader Nr 1, or 'The Flying Circus' as its respectful foes labelled it. Germany's first true fighter wing, it would always be associated with its first commander, the charismatic and revered Manfred von Richthofen. JG 1 was formed in July 1917, and for sixteen months the unit's young pilots in their colourful aircraft battled for aerial dominance of the Western Front. From its ranks emerged many of Germany's most successful airmen, including the Red Baron's brother Lothar; Ernst Udet; Werner Voss; Erich Löwenhardt and Hermann Göring. This book charts the World War I experiences of JG 1.

The Hebrew Impact on Western Civilization

The Hebrew Impact on Western Civilization Author Dagobert D. Runes
ISBN-10 9781504012966
Release 2015-05-26
Pages 336
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An eye-opening classic volume on the enduring cultural impact of the Jewish people This authoritative work considers the creative and cultural influence of the Jews throughout our time. At more than 800 pages, D. D. Runes has complied a mid-twentieth century account of the various contributions in many spheres in which the Jews have had an impact on western civilization. Eminent scholars consider the ways in which the Jews contributed toward the making of modern society and helped in raising human standards and values. Richard Van Dyck, in “The Jewish Influence on Journalism,” observes that the preponderance of Jewish newspapermen disproves the commonly held belief that Jewish journalism is “necessarily subversive.” William B. Ziff’s “The Jew as Soldier, Strategist and Military Adviser” delineates the successes of Jewish military forces throughout history. Dr. Abraham I. Katsh discusses “The Hebraic Foundations of American Democracy,” noting the influence of Hebrew Scriptures on standards of conduct in western civilization. Curtis Lubinski’s “The Jew in Drama, Theatre, and Film” traces the success of Jewish performers and dramatists. The essays compiled in this volume are a fascinating and expansive look at the far-reaching impact Jews have had on Western life.

The Red Baron

The Red Baron Author Manfred von Richthofen
ISBN-10 9783837092172
Release 2009
Pages 208
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Myths and reality of the "Red Baron."

Strategy For Defeat The Luftwaffe 1933 1945 Illustrated Edition

Strategy For Defeat  The Luftwaffe  1933 1945  Illustrated Edition Author Williamson Murray
ISBN-10 9781786257703
Release 2015-11-06
Pages 661
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Includes the Aerial Warfare In Europe During World War II illustrations pack with over 200 maps, plans, and photos. This book is a comprehensive analysis of an air force, the Luftwaffe, in World War II. It follows the Germans from their prewar preparations to their final defeat. There are many disturbing parallels with our current situation. I urge every student of military science to read it carefully. The lessons of the nature of warfare and the application of airpower can provide the guidance to develop our fighting forces and employment concepts to meet the significant challenges we are certain to face in the future.


Normandy Author Wayne Vansant
ISBN-10 9781610586658
Release 2012-09-15
Pages 104
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Normandy depicts the planning and execution of Operation Overlord in 96 full-color pages. The initial paratrooper assault is shown, as well as the storming of the five D-Day beaches: Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword. But the story does not end there. Once the Allies got ashore, they had to stay ashore. The Germans made every effort to push them back into the sea. This book depicts the such key events in the Allied liberation of Europe as: 1. Construction of the Mulberry Harbors, two giant artificial harbors built in England and floated across the English Channel so that troops, vehicles, and supplies could be offloaded across the invasion beaches.2. The Capture of Cherbourg, the nearest French port, against a labyrinth of Gennan pillboxes.3. The American fight through the heavy bocage (hedgerow country) to take the vital town of Saint-Lô.4. The British-Canadian struggle for the city of Caen against the “Hitler Youth Division,” made up of 23,000 seventeen- and eighteen-year-old Nazi fanatics.5. The breakout of General Patton’s Third Army and the desperate US 30th Division’s defense of Mortaine.6. The Falaise Pocket, known as the “Killing Ground, ” where the remnants of two German armies were trapped and bombed and shelled into submission. The slaughter was so great that 5,000 Germans were buried in one mass grave. 7. The Liberation of Paris, led by the 2nd Free French Armored Division, which had been fighting for four long years with this goal in mind.

The Belgian Air Service in the First World War

The Belgian Air Service in the First World War Author Walter M. Pieters
ISBN-10 1935881019
Release 2010-01-01
Pages 722
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The Belgian Air Service in the First World War has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Belgian Air Service in the First World War also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Belgian Air Service in the First World War book for free.

Under the Guns of the Red Baron

Under the Guns of the Red Baron Author Norman Franks
ISBN-10 1904943977
Release 2007
Pages 224
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"Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen was the most feared and celebrated of all German pilots in WWI, and has become one of the iconic figures of history. This book has detailed research about the lives of all of his 123 victims, and provides a blow-by-blow account of their encounter with the great man - a unique compilation of material." -- BACK COVER.

The Cambridge History of the First World War Volume 1 Global War

The Cambridge History of the First World War  Volume 1  Global War Author Jay Winter
ISBN-10 9781316025529
Release 2014-01-09
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This first volume of The Cambridge History of the First World War provides a comprehensive account of the war's military history. An international team of leading historians charts how a war made possible by globalization and imperial expansion unfolded into catastrophe, growing year by year in scale and destructive power far beyond that which anyone had anticipated in 1914. Adopting a global perspective, the volume analyses the spatial impact of the war and the subsequent ripple effects that occurred both regionally and across the world. It explores how imperial powers devoted vast reserves of manpower and material to their war efforts and how, by doing so, they changed the political landscape of the world order. It also charts the moral, political and legal implications of the changing character of war and, in particular, the collapse of the distinction between civilian and military targets.

Let Us Die Fighting

Let Us Die Fighting Author Horst Drechsler
ISBN-10 0905762371
Release 1980
Pages 277
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This volume draws on the records of the German Colonial Office to portray the motivations behind the German occupation of Namibia and the consequent popular uprisings of 1904-7. The result is a critique of the impact of colonialism on this part of Africa.