Item description for Jagdwaffe Vol 5 Section 3: Defending the Reich 1944-45 (Luftwaffe Colours) by Robert Forsyth...
The penultimate volume in the series covers the crucial period in the west after the Allied landings on the Normandy coast in June 1944 after 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 defenses 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, which is covered in the final volume in the series, due later in 2005.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.81" Width: 8.82" Height: 0.39" Weight: 1.06 lbs.
Release Date Aug 14, 2005
Publisher Classic Publications
ISBN 1903223512 ISBN13 9781903223512
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More About Robert Forsyth
Robert Forsyth has studied the history and operations of the Luftwaffe for many years. He is the author of "JV 44 - The Galland Circus "(1996), "Battle over Bavaria: The B-26 versus the German Jets" (1998), "Mistel: German Composite Aircraft and Operations 1942-1945" (2001) and "Messerschmitt Me 264 Amerikabomber" (2006 - with Eddie J Creek). The author lives in Kent, UK.
Robert Forsyth has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Newcastle and Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust.
Reviews - What do customers think about Jagdwaffe Vol 5 Section 3: Defending the Reich 1944-45 (Luftwaffe Colours)?
great book Mar 31, 2008
This series of books is worth the money. They provide a gripping narrative of the history of the fighting units.
As well as this there are extensive pictures and excellent colour line drawings of some of the aircraft used.
This is one book to get!!!
very good photographic/profile material Mar 5, 2007
In the same series, I bought "war in the east" which I found a bit disappointing in term of original documents. The nature of the conflict in the East may not have helped to gather that many first hand pictures.
This volume on the contrary has a wealth of interesting photographies and the corresponding color profiles. It makes this volume of particular interest to the collector and aircraft hunter.
Without being over enthusiastic about the book (I am more a mid level "enthusiast" looking for plenty of color profile) I find this book a good source to place me in a friendly way at an advanced level in luftwaffe history, and I am grateful for this because it does it totally painlessly.
Jagdwaffe Vol 5 Section 3: Defending the Reich 1944-45 (Luftwaffe Colours) Feb 22, 2007
Excellent coverage of this time period. The artwork and photographs make this work a real pleasure to have as a reference of this important period in Luftwaffe history.
Excellent Book for Luftwaffe Fighter Buffs Aug 22, 2006
This is one of the wonderful Jagdwaffe series, published by Classic Publications. In a large thin format, these books have a nice balance of history and high quality color profiles with extensive notes on camouflage schemes. This book is profuse with details of Luftwaffe operations in 1944-45 pertaining to the fighter arm. Details of operations and personnel are handled concisely and well. The reader will find good coverage of the Sturmgruppen, and most of the color profiles are of Focke-Wulf products, including Dora 9s and Ta-152s. The Me-109 fan will find sparse coverage in this volume. This book makes a nice companion to the Osprey aircraft series and such accounts as Willi Heilmann's Alert in the West.
Fitting End to a Great Series! Dec 7, 2005
Robert Forsyth wraps up the Luftwaffe Colours series with this volume covering the desperate air combats fought in 1944 and '45 over the Reich. As with the other volumes in the series, a comprehensive text is combined with dozens of photos, including rare color shots, and Tom Tullis' marvelous profiles.
Forsyth's book makes for compelling reading as Luftwaffe units are steadily ground down by Allied airpower. Ill-served by their leader Goring, the various Jagdgeschwaders kept flying and dying till the last days of the Reich. Despite improved aircraft like the FW 190D and development of new tactics such as the Sturmgruppen assault units, the steady loss of Experten coupled with shrinking fuel reserves doomed German air defense operations.
All in all, a very readable summary of the dying days of the Luftwaffe and a treasure trove of photos and artwork. Luftwaffe fans will want this book. Highly recommended!