Reviews in English

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  • Knights Of The Battle Of Britain- Luftwaffe Aircrew Awarded the Knight’s Cross in 1940

    Chris Goss
    Frontline Books
    2018
    English
    X X X X X
    212 pg.
    9781526726513
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    227th Review Knights Of The Battle Of Britain- Luftwaffe Aircrew Awarded the Knight’s Cross in 1940- Chris Goss When Chris Goss was asked to write a book about the Ritterkreuzen that between April – December 1940, the period of the The Battle of Britain, were presented to members of the Luftwaffe, he thought that at […]

  • Flight from the Croft

    Bill Innes
    Whittles Publishing
    2019
    English
    X X X X X
    224 pg.
    ISBN-10: 184995397X ISBN-13: 978-1849953979
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    226th Review Flight from the Croft- Bill Innes In Dutch croft means small farm. Well the contents of this book do not cover the title however what the author wants to tell us: were ever you originated from there is no limit in what you can achieve. In this book he is telling us his […]

  • KOLWEZI 1978 Operations Leopard and Red Bean

    Daniel Kowalczuk
    Helion & Company Ltd
    2018
    English
    X X X X X
    72 pg.
    978-1-912390-59-5
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    225th Review Operations Leopard’ and Red Bean’ – Kolwezi 1978- Daniel Kowalczuk Daniel Kowalczuk is a Polish man specialised in ‘post-colonial wars’. The Kolwezi-drama is a good example of that. This takes place after the de-colonisation of Belgian Congo in the Democratic Republic Congo in 1960 after which the province Katanga declares itself independent. This […]

  • US Navy PBY Catalina Units of The Atlantic War

    Ragnar J. Ragnarsson
    Osprey Publishing
    2010
    English
    X X X X X
    96 pg.
    978-1-84176-910-3
    Review written by: Pedro Blas Gonzalez

    224th Review US Navy PBY Catalina Units of The Atlantic War The Consolidated Aircraft Corporation’s PBY Catalina is a perfect example of the demands that evolving technologies make on corporations, and the creative and engineering process. It is also an example of how quickly the twentieth century went from being the birth of aviation to […]

  • MESSERSCHMITT BF109

    Robert Jackson
    Pen & Sword Books
    2018
    English
    X X X X X
    80 pg.
    9781526710536
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    223rd Review MESSERSCHMITT BF109 Flight Craft 14 – Robert Jackson Robert Jackson aims with this book(et) on two target groups: 1) lovers of the BF109 history and 2) model builders. In a lot of circumstances these two target groups do converge. To each target group exactly half of the book is dedicated: 40 pages. My […]

  • Missing presumed Murdered

    Sean Feast and Mark Hall
    Fighting High Publishing
    2018
    English
    X X X X X
    240 pg.
    978 1999812850
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    Missing Presumed Murdered: One raid, two trials, three lost airmen In December 1944 the RAF launched a big bombardment raid with as target the Krupp steel factories in Essen. During this bombardment six Lancaster bombers were shot down by the Germans. The crew was reported as missing. Quickly after the war it appeared that 4 […]

  • Nicaragua, 1961–1990 Volume 1: The Downfall of the Somosa Dictatorship

    David Francois
    Helion & Company Ltd.
    2019
    English
    X X X X X
    72 pg.
    978-1-911628-21-7
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    Nicaragua, 1961–1990 Volume 1: The Downfall of the Somosa Dictatorship David Francois is a Frenchman in ‘militant communism’. Considering France its experience therewith in Vietnam as background, makes his curiosity for the battle in Nicaragua of the ‘red’ Sandinists against a by the Occident helped dictator, understandable. My interest arouse during a visit to this […]

  • Ernest K. Gann’s Flying Circus

    Ernest Kellogg Gann
    Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc.,
    1974
    English
    X X X X X
    224 pg.
    ISBN-10: 0025424009 ISBN-13: 978-0025424005
    Review written by: Pedro Blas Gonzalez

    217th Review Ernest K. Gann’s Flying Circus- Ernest Kellogg Gann In 1935 Ernest K. Gann began barnstorming. Like so many other pilots in the early days of aviation, Gann’s passion for flying started with wood and canvass bi-planes. He would eventually become an airline pilot, flying many types of airplanes in different parts of the […]

  • To Caress the Air: Augustus Herring and the Dawn of Flight. Book One

    C. David Gierke
    Write Associates LLC
    2018
    English
    X X X X X
    788 pg.
    ASIN: B07B9N7XWJ
    Review written by: Joris Gonggrijp

    To Caress the Air: Augustus Herring and the Dawn of Flight. Book One Gierke worked on this book for seven years, and his readers will be rewarded with minutious detail as a result ! It is one of the most thoroughly researched biographies I have ever read. There are three parallel storylines: the biography of […]

  • To Caress the Air: Augustus Herring and the Dawn of Flight. Book Two

    C. David Gierke
    Write Associates LLC; 1 edition
    2018
    English
    X X X X X
    786 pg.
    ASIN: B07D6WG3VW
    Review written by: Max Heldring

    Review To Caress the Air: Augustus Herring and the Dawn of Flight. Book Two In book 2 we proceed with the process in which Herring as plaintiff against Curtiss seeking recognition for his many innovations that paved the way to the first motorised flight with a machine heavier then air. His construction company went bankrupt […]