From 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.In early 1942 the R.A.F. began to bomb Germany in earnest. ... after midnight and dropped 1, 500 tons of bombs on the cityaincluding 8, 300 small incendiary (astick a) bombs, plus HE, phosphorus, fire bomb canisters, and heavy mine bombs.
|Title||:||Eagles of the Third Reich|
|Author||:||Samuel W. Mitcham|
|Publisher||:||Stackpole Books - 2014-05-14|