10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 20 February 2004
This book is great, it's basically the concise history of the Luftwaffe during WWII with the most important information about the planes, pilots and tactics used on each front during the war.
If you were told that in two days you would be sitting an exam on the history of the Luftwaffe then this is the book you would read. Remember doing English at school and you hadn't read the book for an exam and you picked up a Cliff Notes or York Notes book that cut out all the junk and gave you all the information on the story that you should have read? Well this is what this book is when it comes to the subject of the LW in WWII.
If you already have quite a good knowledge of LW fighter tactics then you probably won't learn anything new but that shouldn't put you off reading this as it's a good read nethertheless.
I also recommend this for PC pilots who are interested or are new to flying Luftwaffe planes in games like IL2 or IL2 Forgotten Battles, especially for those who play online.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
The style of writing in this book catches you immediately, taking you throiugh each chapter as a style of aircraft, and within each a break down of each Ace pilot, the book rounds off and completes each step informatively and comprehensively.
An excellent read, and one of the few which you can re-read in the genre.
2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 24 January 2000
Rather intresting, but mostly thin on the story side, this book runs with the luftwafe, as it stormed europe, with detailed info. Would have been better, if explained some about the proffession of air war before telling us the numbers. you see, life isnt just numbers. still, fun reading. itai tel aviv