The Eastern Front Air War 1941 - 1945


By: Anthony Tucker-Jones
Format: Paperback
Series: Images of War
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781473861626
Published: 16th May 2016
RRP / Print Price: £14.99

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The Eastern Front Air War 1941 - 1945

This selection of over 150 photographs provides a visual guide to the desperate air war fought over the Eastern Front between 1941 and 1945. Most of these black-and-white wartime photographs have never been published before.

They show Stalin’s Red Air Force and Hitler’s Luftwaffe, their equipment and the role they played in supporting the war on the ground. Although it was a major aspect of the struggle on the Eastern Front, aerial combat has long been neglected, and Anthony Tucker-Jones’s photographic history is a vivid introduction to it.

Just before Hitler’s invasion of the Soviet Union the leadership of the Red Air Force was decimated by Stalin in a series of purges. Although it had thousands of fighter aircraft these were not capable of taking on the Luftwaffe and were swiftly destroyed in the German blitzkrieg. But a remarkable recovery followed as the Red Air Force slowly but surely turned the tide against the ravages of the Luftwaffe to wrestle back air superiority by 1944.

The photographs and Anthony Tucker-Jones’s text give a fascinating insight into this decisive reversal of fortune. They also record, in a series of memorable images, the principal Soviet and German aircraft that featured in the aerial fighting and the pilots who flew them.



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