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Blitzkrieg in the West

Blitzkrieg in the West
Publish Year: 1997
Restockable: No
Type: Softcover

Description

In the first year of the war the Luftwaffe proved itself a superb and deadly tactical air force, helping the Wehrmacht and its Panzers move from Poland through the Low Countries into France. Its pilots, led by Spanish Civil War veterans who had revolutionised air combat, were far more experienced than the Allies. However, the Luftwaffe's strategic and doctrinal shortcomings were exposed by the Battle of Britain, and eventually Luftwaffe units were withdrawn to Germany and eastern Poland in readiness for the invasion of the Soviet Union. Blitzkrieg in the West shows what aircraft were used, what equipment they carried and who flew and maintained them during this dramatic period of the war.