Elmhirst, T.W., Air Vice-Marshal Sir, foreword by.
Title THE RISE AND FALL OF THE GERMAN AIR FORCE 1933-1945. PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE WAR HISTORIES.
Publisher Public Record Office, Richmond, 2001. (Reprint of Air Ministry publication of 1948).
Seller ID 23911
422 pp + map and index, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1903365309 B&w maps, photographs. "(B)rings you an official illustrated history of the Luftwaffe during Hitler's Third Reich, written by the men and women who conducted the intelligence attack against the German Air Force during the war years. Their accounts are based on reliable contemporary German documents that were either captured during the war or subsequently recovered from the Luftwaffe's archive. M a i n f e atures are: Pre-War Policy and Preparations; The German Air Force on the Offensive; The Turn of the Tide (1943-1944); Decline and Fall of the German Air Force. As well as crediting the successes of the German Air Force the volume discu ss es ho w H it ler's obstinacy and Goering's incompetence, together with the German Supreme Command's inability to recognize the necessity for air supremacy, contributed to the Luftwaffe's ultimate failure." Dust jacket has very light rubbing, t iny te a r a nd so ft weinkle at top of rear panel. Fine/Very Good+