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TANTUM, IV, W. H. & E. J. HOFSCHMIDT (EDITORS) - The Rise and Fall of the German Air Force History of the Luftwaffe in Ww2

Title: The Rise and Fall of the German Air Force History of the Luftwaffe in Ww2
Description: Old Greenwich, CT: WE Inc, 1969. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name on the front endpaper. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and spots of rubbing and ground-in dirt, especially the spine. "The Luftwaffe was the aerial warfare branch of the combined German Wehrmacht military forces during World War II. Germany's military air arms during World War I, the Luftstreitkräfte of the Army and the Marine-Fliegerabteilung of the Navy had been disbanded in May 1920 as a result of the terms of the Treaty of Versailles which stated that Germany was forbidden to have any air force. During the interwar period, German pilots were trained secretly in violation of the treaty at Lipetsk Air Base. With the rise of the Nazi Party and the repudiation of the Versailles Treaty, the Luftwaffe's existence was publicly acknowledged on 26 February 1935, just over a two weeks before open defiance of the Versailles Treaty through German re-armament and conscription would be announced on 16 March. The Condor Legion, a Luftwaffe detachment sent to aid Nationalist forces in the Spanish Civil War, provided the force with a valuable testing ground for new tactics and aircraft." (from Wikipedia). Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket .

Keywords: Aeronautics / Astronautics W. H. Tantum IV E. J. Hofschmidt The Luftwaffe German Air Force World War II Aeronautics / Astronautics

Price: US$ 30.00 Seller: S. Howlett-West Books
- Book number: 39309

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