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  • Aces of the Reich

    Mike Spick
    Pen & Sword Books
    2013
    English
    X X X X X
    240 pg.
    9781848327221
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    Take the book in your hands, which, by the way, is provided with a beautiful cover and then, with the book in your mind, go back to the 30’s, were it all began with the development of the German Luftwaffe. Because of the treaty of Versailles the Germans were after WO I tied with hands […]

  • Legacy of the Lancasters

    Martin W. Bowman
    Pen & Sword Books
    2013
    English
    X X X X X
    256 pg.
    978 1 78303 007 1
    Review written by: Nico Mulder

    The delicious cover of the book – the front sight of a hit Lancaster above one of the German dams, with the engine on fire – did smile to me, but i did let the book lie for a while. I thought it was another one of those impermeable books with the developments of the […]

  • Darwin Spitfires

    Anthony Cooper
    Pen & Sword Books
    2013
    English
    X X X X X
    516 pg.
    9781783461882
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    Many stories go around about the heroic air battles during World War II, but in this beautiful bounded book, that exist of 516 pages with a lot of great black and white pictures, specifically the air-war of the period 1941-1944 in the north-western part of Australian is described. And how! It describes every air battle […]

  • Recollections of the Great War In The Air

    James McConnel
    Pen & Sword Books
    2013
    English
    X X X X X
    96 pg.
    9781781592441
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    A hundred years after the outbreak of the Great War the market is being flooded with re-editions of books. Books appear and reappear, based on old letters and diaries, on par with newspaper articles and several broadcastings on the same subject. Comparing ‘One bridge to far’ to what happened back then is beyond imagination. If […]

  • Hawker VC The first RFC ACE

    Tyrrel M. Hawker MC
    2013
    English
    X X X X X
    247 pg.
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    Sorry, this entry is only available in Nederlands.

  • Ace of the Black Cross - The Memoirs of Ernst Udet

    Ernst Udet
    2013
    English, German
    X X X X X
    202 pg.
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    This book is about Ernst Udet, a German ace from the Great War. It is the English transcription of the original “Mein Fliegerleben”. Ernst Udet, a top-ace from the German Luftwaffe was born in 1896. Between 1914-1918 he was accounted for 62 victories in air battles while only 19 years old in 1915. That same […]

  • The horse of Phaëthon - Memories of the Gloster Meteor in the Netherlands

    Aart van Wijk
    2012
    Dutch/English
    X X X X X
    416 pg.
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    Buy via www.elikser.nl. As a 7 year old boy I stood, with open mouth, watching to the first demonstration flight of Jan Flinterman in a Meteor Mk. 4 above the ice club terrain near Amsterdam, the nowadays Buitenveldert. At present, more than 50 years later, I read the from the Dutch translated book The horse […]

  • The Dam buster Raid

    Alan W. Cooper
    Pen & Sword Books Ltd
    2013
    English
    X X X X X
    216 pg.
    978-1-78159-474-2
    Review written by: Nico Mulder

    70 years after the event, the attack on the dams in the Ruhr area still speaks till the imagination. In 216 pages the writer tells how the new formed 617-squadron under the command of Guy Gibson is trained to try to bring the war to an end, with a specific for this purpose developed ‘bounce’-bomb. […]

  • Blackbirds

    Garry Ryan
    2012
    English
    X X X X X
    225 pg.
    Review written by: Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail

    Blackbirds is the first in Canadian author Garry Ryan’s series of novels about 18-year-old Sharon Lacey, who goes to England in May 1940 in search of her estranged father. Lacey, who had been taught to fly in the wide open skies of the Alberta prairies, is quickly recruited into the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) to […]

  • The Ice Pilots

    Michael Vlessides
    2012
    English
    X X X X X
    271 pg.
    Review written by: Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail

    Since the television series Ice Pilots, NWT debuted in 2008, thousands of devoted fans have tuned in weekly to watch the Buffalo Airways team keep vintage aircraft like Douglas DC-3 Dakotas, DC-4s, and Curtiss C-46 Commandos flying in Canada’s North. Viewers are equally riveted by the show’s “characters”: the McBryan family, headed by no-nonsense “Buffalo” […]