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Blue Max Airmen: Germany's Pour Le Merite Flyers 1914-18

Blue Max Airmen: Germany's Pour Le Merite Flyers 1914-18 (Hardback)

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A unique and insightful volume that deomonstrates the remarkable role of the elite high-scoring aces played in the development of military aviation. One of the German stars remains the most famous pilot of all time - Manfred von Richthofen, 'The Red Baron' - but the eighty other 'Blue Max' winners are here; full biographies, career details, the aircraft they flew and their contribution to the air war of the First World War. Primary research in Germany, past meetings with four surviving aces and a lifetime of sifting through data and information have enabled Peter Kilduff to make this the most exhaustive and accurate volume on the subject ever produced. It will be a major contribution to coverage of the formative years of air combat, the nature of early air warfare strategies, and the calibre of the early pilots.

History & PoliticsMilitary HistoryFirst World WarHistory & PoliticsMilitary StudiesAir forces & warfareHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean history Publisher: Pavilion Books Publication Date: 21/10/2004 ISBN-13: 9781857533576  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Peter Kilduff has become the doyen of writers on early German aviation and 'the red Baron.' His 2003 title, 'Talking with the Red Baron' has broken new barriers in biographical style and his 'Richthofen: Beyond the Legend of the Red Baron' enjoyed worldwide success.

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