The acclaimed 'Jagdwaffe' series approaches the conclusion of its scheduled 20 volumes. The series represents one of the most comprehensive pictorial accounts of the air war in Europe between 1939 and 1945 from the standpoint of the Luffwaffe, its aircraft and its aircrew. Each volume incorporates more than 200 rare images, many previously unpublished, alongside specially commissioned colour artwork, detailed narrative and personal reminiscences. As such, the books provide a unique insight into the men and equipment of the Luftwaffe during this period. The penultimate volume in the series covers the crucial period in the west after the Allied landings on the Normandy coast in June 1944 following which the Allied forces advanced across France towards the Low Countries and very borders of the Reich itself. This was when the Allied bombing onslaught against Germany by the massed aircraft of the RAF and USAAF grew in intensity as the German air defences got ever more stretched.
By the spring of 1945 the Luftwaffe, on both the Western and Eastern fronts, was increasingly a spent force facing up to the ultimate defeat of the Third Reich, a period of nemesis, covered in the final volume in the series due later in 2005. Widely praised for the quality of images, information and artwork, the 'Jagdwaffe' series builds into a comprehensive archive of information on the Luftwaffe during the war. No serious student of the period can afford to miss this addition to a highly successful series.