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4.6 out of 5 stars
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4.6 out of 5 stars

on 22 November 2013
As with all Osprey publications they are limited to fitting all the information within a certain number of pages according to which series the book is in and this is no exception, although at 128 pages they can fit a lot in. It covers all the areas of importance of the squadron right through the war, with short biographies of all its main characters and aces and of course superb colour plates of over 30 aircraft flown, not to mention b&w contempory photographs. The dialogue can be a little boring and read like an inventory eg on the 7th of the month Richthofen shot down 2 aircraft and then on the 8th he shot down one more then Udet brought his tally to 10 on the 9th etc. I would have liked more direct quotations and first hand accounts of battle to bring the combat to life but this is a small gripe. What you do get from reading this is that life expectancy at the front was not very long. Very few survived the war and eventually your time was up, no matter how good a pilot you were or how many kills you had. This book has definitely made me want to read more on Richthofen who was one of Germany's last true war heroes. I'd recommend this for all with an interest in military history of WWI and as like myself, interested in scale modelling of this period as the colour plates really do whet your appetite.
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on 6 January 2015
Good book don't know much about world war 1 but this book covers richthofen and his flying circus and the amount of kills each one had, plenty of photos some colour schemes for reference. i liked it.
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on 19 February 2014
Have several of the different books in this series and find them interesting to read.
The type of book you can pick up anytime and dont feel you have to read all in one go.
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on 24 March 2013
Great read and a great small book with lots info and pictures .Will be looking to get some more books from Aviation Elite Units .
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on 14 February 2015
good
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