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German Air Forces

Richard L. DiNardo

in Military History

ISBN: 9780199791279
Published online February 2013 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/obo/9780199791279-0109
German Air Forces

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Certainly few military establishments have generated as much literature as that of Germany and its component parts in the 20th century. The German Air Force of World War I has sadly received relatively short shrift. Outside of the outstanding personalities such as Manfred Baron von Richthofen, studies of the German air arm in the Great War are lacking. Far more attention has been devoted to the air arm of the Third Reich, both in terms of the leading personalities and how it was employed. These works have been supplemented by a veritable avalanche of memoirs of varying degrees of mendacity. Looking at the Luftwaffe of World War II is also complicated by the fact that the Luftwaffe also fielded ground forces, although these usually fought, especially later in the war, under army command. What follows is an extensive bibliography, but given the sheer volume of publications, this can hardly be considered exhaustive.

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Subjects: Military History ; Pre-20th Century Warfare ; First World War ; Second World War ; Post-WW2 Military History

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