Reviews in English

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  • Vulcan 607

    Rowland White
    Transworld Publishers Ltd
    2007
    English
    X X X X X
    464 pg.
    978-0552152297

    It was last year when I walked at Schiphol Airport on a early morning looking for a newspaper. If you can only buy the Dutch Telegraph that is not really a choice I thought. At that moment my eye fell on an English book with a picture of a Vulcan-aircraft on the front ; Җulcan […]

  • Lock on No1 F-104/ No2 F-16

    Verlinden
    Verlinden Publications
    English
    X X X X X
    90 70932 01 6/90 70932 03 2

    Jesus, that was long ago! These booklets were issued in 1983 and 1984. Already almost 30 years old, but still so beautiful that I had to write about them. The books are not too thick and actually written for fanatic modellers. The books contain lots of photos of all the details of the F-104 Starfighter […]

  • The lost Squadron / Het verdwenen squadron

    David Hayes
    1994
    English, Dutch
    X X X X X
    244 pg.
    0747518262

    I was tipped to read this this book and I got no regrets! This book by David Hayes from 1994 is an easily readable and fascinating story, combined with many beautiful color and black / white photographs. It tells the story of a search for eight missing WW2-aircraft in Greenland. The story begins on July […]

  • The crisis after the crisis/ Faro: de ramp na de ramp- van slachtoffer naar probleem

    Cor ten Hove
    Reed business
    English, Dutch
    X X X X X
    313 pg.
    90 5850 495 6

    December 21, 1992: Disaster strikes Faro, Portugal. A Dutch Martinair DC-10(owned by the Dutch Airforce and operated by Martinair) crashes at the airport leaving many passengers and crew members dead or wounded. Cor ten Hove, the author of this book, is a passenger on that plane. He survives, but his life will never be the […]

  • Baling Out

    Robert Jackson
    Pen & Sword Books Ltd
    2006
    English
    X X X X X X
    192 pg.
    978 1 84415 347 3

    It’s as if the devil is playing with it, but even now when I ‘just’ pulled ‘an-nice-looking-book’ off the bookshelf somewhere, it again appears to be …..is another great book. Maybe you think I am having shares of this publisher, but that’s not the fact I can assure you! This book is about the development […]

  • Spitfire-manual 1940

    Dilip Sarkar
    Amberley Publishing
    2010
    English
    X X X X X
    288 pg.
    978-1-84868-436-2

    What is the most famous aircraft in aviation history? Many people will say ‘the Spitfire’. And who would not want to fly himself in a Spitfire?!… start for this moment with this Spitfire manual from Dilip Sarkar! Dilip Sarkar has been a Spitfire fanatic for many years and the energy which thus arose is converted […]

  • The Sky My Kingdom - Memoirs of the Famous German World War II Test Pilot

    Hanna Reitsch
    Casemate Books
    2011
    English
    X X X X X X
    272 pg.
    978-1-932033-97-7

    It was the memorable book ‘They went into the air as angels with homesickness – nostalgia.’ From Jan Jacobs Mulder in which I read for the first time about Hanna Reitsch (see my previous book discussions). Next in another book and thus I had to know more about this woman. Who was Hanna? Hanna was […]

  • Guilty by association / De vliegende Hollander

    Rudi Dekkers
    2008
    English
    X X X X X
    272 pg.
    0982668732

    I was walking into a bookstore (enslaved as I am) looking one or more interesting books. I bought two! In this book review I will discuss one of them, ‘The Flying Dutchman’ by Rudi Dekkers. This book was published in Dutch in 2008. In the English language, he published in 2011 the book ‘Guilty by […]

  • Flyers are liars / Vliegers zijn liegers

    Jan Breman
    Reed Business
    2008
    English, Dutch
    X X X X X
    117 pg.
    10 9068825240

    From the warplanes of the Somme in France in WW1, we this time go to a volume with 9 stories which occured a bit later in the last century. The book is written by Jan Breman who has flown his whole life. He did it in many planes, and with this book he wants us […]

  • Battleground Europe Airfields & Airmen Somme

    Mike O’Connor
    Pen & Sword Books Ltd
    2001
    English
    X X X X X
    160 pg.
    0 85052 864

    After reading some books related to the Falklands War about missions of the Vulcan and Harrier, I ended up via a number of books on war at Verdun and the Somme in the first world war, with this book about old aircraft flying at the Somme. Very old aircraft are not my favourite, but I […]