Many details of this crucial phase of the war remained hidden for many years in top-secret files, but in this fascinating new history Manfred Griehl makes use of recently declassified sources, alongside his own vast collection of ...
Author: Manfred Griehl
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
The end of the Second World War in Europe was an epoch of complete social, cultural and technological upheaval. In the realm of military and aviation history this period was revolutionary. The eclipse of the piston-engine, and the introduction of electronic detection equipment, rockets and airborne weapons in previously unknown quantities changed the face of the air war and paved the way for post-war developments in aviation technology. Many details of this crucial phase of the war remained hidden for many years in top-secret files, but in this fascinating new history Manfred Griehl makes use of recently declassified sources, alongside his own vast collection of photographs, to provide a fresh look at the story of the Luftwaffe.Among the many aspects he covers are the new models of Bf 109 and Fw 190; the Me 262 jet plane; the establishment of He 162 squadrons; Stukas and Fw 190 fighter-bomber operations on the Eastern Front; Me 262 Blitzbombers in the West, the recruitment of 1928-born Hitler Youth into the two hundred glider schools; the increasing importance of remote-controlled air-to-air rockets; and the development of heavy bombs, remote-controlled bombs, atom bombs and Germany's chemical and bacteriological arsenal.Packed full of fascinating revelations such as the existence of the real-life Luftwaffe kamikaze squadron this meticulously researched and fully illustrated book will be of interest to historian and enthusiast alike.
As we drove over the Po there were many who remembered the old First Army days in Tunisia when the Luftwaffe held the whip hand . Now the measure of our
victory was that not even one German plane was seen during our advance .
Author: James Lucas
When the Third Reich collapsed, 70 million Germans were left bewildered and terrified, their leaders dead or incarcerated; the victors saw fully for the first time the unbearable legacy of death, atrocity, and destruction left by the Nazis. Here is the view from Hitler' s bunker, where news came of his troops surrendering on every front. An extraordinary story of ruin, retribution, sometimes courage and occasional suicide...and the ultimate rise from these ashes of a powerful, democratic republic.
Yet in that year the Luftwaffe was reinforced by nearly 40,000 new aircraft of all
types, compared to under 16,000 in 1942 before any of the plants suffered attack.
The explanation had to wait until after the war, when it became clear that Allied ...
Author: Barry Turner
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
Among the military leaders of the Second World War, Grand Admiral Karl Doenitz remains a deeply enigmatic figure. As chief of the German submarine fleet he earned Allied respect as a formidable enemy. But after he succeeded Hitler – to whom he was unquestioningly loyal – as head of the Third Reich, his name became associated with all that was most hated in the Nazi regime. Yet Doenitz deserves credit for ending the war quickly while trying to save his compatriots in the East – his Dunkirk-style operation across the Baltic rescued up to 2 million troops and civilian refugees. Historian Barry Turner argues that while Doenitz can never be dissociated from the evil done under the Third Reich, his contribution to the war must be acknowledged in its entirety in order to properly understand the conflict. An even-handed portrait of Nazi Germany’s last leader and a compellingly readable account of the culmination of the war in Europe, Karl Doenitz and the Last Days of the Third Reich gives a fascinating new perspective on a complex man at the heart of this crucial period in history.
Hugh Redwald Trevor-Roper. After the conference , the visitors left the Bunker ,
and a long convoy of lorries and airplanes led the general exodus from Berlin to
Obersalzberg . Among those to leave were the high commanders of the Luftwaffe
Author: Hugh Redwald Trevor-Roper
Publisher: Collier Books
In September 1945 the circumstances surrounding Hitler's death were dark and mysterious. Hugh Trevor-Roper, an intelligence officer, was given the task of uncovering the last few weeks of Hitler's life. His brilliant piece of detective work proved finally that Hitler had killed himself and also tells the story of the last days of the Thousand Year Reich in the Berlin Bunker.
Among those to leave were the high commanders of the Luftwaffe. They left with
relief. In Obersalzberg at least they would be free from the endless insults, the
impossible orders, the violent recriminations with which Hitler had recently
One was a Luftwaffe colonel , sharpfaced , with pale eyes . The other was in
Gestapo uniform ; thick - set , black - booted , withdrawn to the point of
somnolence . " Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer ? " The colonel seemed surprised , as
though he had ...
Author: Donald Goddard
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Category: Prisoners of war
A biography of the German Protestant pastor whose resistance to the Nazi regime led to his imprisonment and execution.
Although heavily outnumbered and technically outclassed , Luftwaffe units
continued to challenge Allied air supremacy until the last days of the war . (
Courtesy James V . Crow ) MA forces . Senior commanders have the
responsibility to ...
Author: James S. Corum
Publisher: Nautical & Aviation Publishing Company of Amer
The staff papers of the Luftwaffe expose the inner workings of the German Air Force's high command. These doctrines have been translated into English by James S. Corum and Richard R. Muller, two distinguished American scholars of air force history.
Among those to leave were the high commanders of the Luftwaffe . They left with
relief . In Obersalzberg at least they would be free from the endless insults , the
impossible orders , the violent recriminations with which Hitler had recently ...
modern aerial warfare than any other combat commander in the Luftwaffe ; and
Bruno Loerzer , CG of II Air Corps , was ... Born in Flensburg on December 23 ,
1899 , he joined the army and served in the last days of World War I . An early
Author: Samuel W. Mitcham
Category: World War, 1939-1945
Looks at the men who shaped the Luftwaffe and its strategies and traces the history of Hitler's air force
DONNER UND BLITZEN THE STRANGE LAST DAYS OF THE LUFTWAFFE
sometimes get the feeling that Hitler wouldn't have wanted it any other way . The
end of the war , I mean . Periodically , men who believe they've been mistreated
Author: Simon Whitechapel
A Journey Through Lust, Murder and the Fires of,Hell,An exploration of dildos through the ages, the,life and crimes of Marquis De Sade, the literary,twilight that is the TV and movie tie in, the,Christian Crusader Comics and more.,.
Robert Ritter von Greim became Goering's successor , as commander of the Luftwaffe , during the last days of the 1939-1945 war . After the 1914-1918 war ,
von Greim had gone to China and been in charge of the Military Flying School at
In the end, the vast efforts of the Luftwaffe to maintain the air war on so many fronts proved too much and few Jagdflieger survived the last days of the Reich, but their courage and ability was beyond question ... [Here], Jacobs examines ...
Author: Peter Jacobs
The air battles of the Second World War were fought ferociously and with extraordinary skill and courage on both fronts. The fighter pilots of the Luftwaffe, the jagdfliegern, in fact outscored their Allied counterparts by some margin and were some of the highest scoring fighter pilots of all time. More than a hundred recorded a century of aerial successes with two going on to surpass a quite astonishing 300 victories. In the end, the vast effort required by the Luftwaffe to maintain the air war on so many fronts proved too much and few jagdfliegern survived the last days of the Reich but their courage and ability was beyond question, and the names of some will live on in the annals of air warfare with their extraordinary achievements never to be surpassed. In Luftwaffe Fighter Aces, Peter Jacobs examines the many campaigns fought by the Luftwaffe from its fledgling days during the Spanish Civil War to its last days defending the Reich, and includes the exploits of Erich Hartmann, the highest scoring fighter pilot of all time, Hans-Joachim Marseille, the Star of Africa, Werner Mölders, the first recipient of the Diamonds, and Adolf Galland, perhaps the most famous of all.
September fifteen squadrons were trans - Fighter Command was hanging on ,
but Luftwaffe pressure continued relent7 lessly , however , in the last days of
August and the first week of September , and the RAF had to endure while its
For better or worse he left them to Goering who remained in charge of the Luftwaffe until almost the last days of the war . As Hitler had scarcely ever set
eyes on the sea and had a wholesome fear of it , he also gave a tolerably free
hand first to ...
Author: Hauptmann Hermann (pseud.)Publish On: 1944
Author: Hauptmann Hermann (pseud.)
Category: Aeronautics, Military
"Can it really be true that in 1941 insiders knew the Luftwaffe was a spent force and a failed organization? This remarkable, but little-known book, first published in 1943, argues how pure incompetence in planning and strategy left the Luftwaffe hopelessly stretched and exposed. The Nazi regime designed its airforce for Blitzkreig, and Blitzkreig alone. During the invasion of Poland, 2,500 aircraft were lost on account of a failure to produce any spare parts. When long campaigns set in in Russia, North Africa and Western Europe, the collapse of the Lufwaffe became inevitable. Crammed full of fascinating detail, this prescient book shows how German efficiency was fatally paralyzed by the dead-hand of the corrupt Nazi Party. Herman Goering, the head of the Luftwaffe, was chiefly responsible; his wholesale thefts to fund a lavish lifestyle add particular colour to this picture of woeful neglect."--Publisher description.
... of the men placed in the Luftwaffe's low-pressure chambers”1; desensitizing
his Nazi audiences to the humiliation, the torture, of Jews, he could have made a
film that would have worked—of Jews hanging from meat hooks, slowly strangled
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Category: Social Science
Selections from the work of radical feminist author Andrea Dworkin, famous for her antipornography stance and role in the feminist sex wars of the 1980s. Radical feminist author Andrea Dworkin was a caricature of misandrist extremism in the popular imagination and a polarizing figure within the women's movement, infamous for her antipornography stance and her role in the feminist sex wars of the 1980s. She still looms large in feminist demands for sexual freedom, evoked as a censorial demagogue, more than a decade after her death. Among the very first writers to use her own experiences of rape and battery in a revolutionary analysis of male supremacy, Dworkin was a philosopher outside and against the academy who wrote with a singular, apocalyptic urgency. Last Days at Hot Slit brings together selections from Dworkin's work, both fiction and nonfiction, with the aim of putting the contentious positions she's best known for in dialogue with her literary oeuvre. The collection charts her path from the militant primer Woman Hating (1974), to the formally complex polemics of Pornography (1979) and Intercourse (1987) and the raw experimentalism of her final novel Mercy (1990). It also includes “Goodbye to All This” (1983), a scathing chapter from an unpublished manuscript that calls out her feminist adversaries, and “My Suicide” (1999), a despairing long-form essay found on her hard drive after her death in 2005.
MRAF Sir John Slessor When it came to review the operational history of the Luftwaffe in 1948 , the British Air Ministry pulled no punches : ' In the last days of
the North African battle , the German Air Force in the Mediterranean , although
Author: Andrew J. Brookes
Publisher: Ian Allan Pub
Although the campaign through Italy is perhaps overshadowed by the more dramatic battles in France and on the Eastern Front, it was a crucial phase of the war, forcing Hitler's Italian allies out of the war and tying huge numbers of men and vast quantities of German equipment down at a time when Axis needs were at their greatest elsewhere. From the first landings at Sicily, through the allied landings in southern Italy and the war of attrition as the Allies marched northwards to the surrender of the Italian forces and the ultimate German capitulation, Allied air power was to be of crucial importance. This book is a comprehensive narrative to the conflict from 1943 until the final German surrender of 1945. Drawn from official sources and from detailed research, the book emphasises the importance of the air war to the ultimate Allied success. The well-informed text is complemented by a superb selection of historic photographs illustrating the various types of aircraft involved in the campaign and of the campaign itself.
Here Werner Baumbach , elite Luftwaffe dive - bomber pilot who ended the war
as Hitler ' s Chief of Bombers , describes the Luftwaffe role in the terrible last days
of Sevastopol . Sevastopol - Ring of Death Werner Baumbach , Luftwaffe OW ...
What the raiders found instead was the tired old First World War battleship HMS
Iron Duke , which was now seeing out her last days as a depot ship . The Ju - 88s
dived down from 11,000 feet and released their bombs from 700 feet , scoring ...