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Eagles of the Third Reich : Men of the Luftwaffe in World War II
by Samuel W. Mitcham




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Character-based study of why the German air force was defeatedRecounts the Luftwaffe in combat from the blitzkrieg of 1939-40 and the Battle of Britain to the Eastern Front and the Normandy campaignFrom its secret post--World War I beginnings to its virtual destruction by the Allied air forces, the story of the German air force is best told by examining its leaders--brilliant, ambitious, ruthless, and deceitful men like Hermann Goering, the drug-addicted Luftwaffe commander; Erhard Milch, the half-Jewish head of aircraft production; and Adolf Galland, the general of fighters who often clashed with Goering. Mitcham profiles them and others while describing the Luftwaffe's battles--both in the skies and behind the scenes--and explaining why it was so decisively defeated.

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Overview

Character-based study of why the German air force was defeatedRecounts the Luftwaffe in combat from the blitzkrieg of 1939-40 and the Battle of Britain to the Eastern Front and the Normandy campaignFrom its secret post--World War I beginnings to its virtual destruction by the Allied air forces, the story of the German air force is best told by examining its leaders--brilliant, ambitious, ruthless, and deceitful men like Hermann Goering, the drug-addicted Luftwaffe commander; Erhard Milch, the half-Jewish head of aircraft production; and Adolf Galland, the general of fighters who often clashed with Goering. Mitcham profiles them and others while describing the Luftwaffe's battles--both in the skies and behind the scenes--and explaining why it was so decisively defeated.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780811734059
  • ISBN-10: 0811734056
  • Publisher: Tradeselect
  • Publish Date: July 2007
  • Page Count: 346
  • Dimensions: 8.54 x 5.76 x 0.85 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.26 pounds

Series: Stackpole Military History

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