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This book offers a concise study of the unit organization and uniforms of the legendary first generation of German pilots (such as Immelmann, Richthofen and Udet) as they fought above the trenches of the Western Front. The emphasis is on the men, not the aircraft. The author offers a concise account of the organization, missions and development of the different types of units during the war years, with tables of squadrons, aces' scores, and 'Blue Max' winners detailed. Detailed information and depiction of the uniforms worn is provided.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841769240
ISBN-10: 184176924X
Format: Paperback
(248mm x 184mm x 7mm)
Pages: 64
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 5-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Ian Sumner

Ian Sumner was born in 1953 in Eccles, near Manchester, UK. He originally trained as a librarian in Newcastle-upon-Tyne but now devotes himself to full-time writing. He has written numerous titles for Osprey and also several books on the history of the East Riding of Yorkshire, where he now lives with his wife.

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