Hermann Goering: Blumenkrieg, From Vienna to Prague 1938-39

The Personal Photograph Albums of Hermann Goering

Blaine Taylor

This volume reveals Hermann Goering's full role in forcing the Allies of World War I to back down repeatedly as he and Hitler bloodlessly occupied Austria, Czechoslovakia, and Memel during 1938-39. In addition, the Luftwaffe's vaunted Legion Kondor helped win the Spanish Civil War, with air experience gained.
Date Published :
February 2018
Publisher :
Fonthill Media
Illustration :
black and white photographs
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781625450364
Pages : 272
Dimensions : 9.75 X 6.75 inches
Stock Status : In stock


The year 1938–39 was when Hitler set out on the road of pre-war bloodless conquests, which led to the actual shooting combat over Poland in September 1939. Both willing and unwilling, Hermann Goering was his main acolyte in achieving the peaceful military occupations of Austria and the Czech–German Sudetenland in 1938, followed by that of Bohemia and Moravia, plus Memel in 1939.

Prior to this, Goering played perhaps the key role in the Nazi overthrow of the Third Reich’s conservative military and foreign services, being named field marshal as his reward. Having helped Franco win the Spanish Civil War, Goering’s Air Force Legion Kondor also returned home victorious, having acquired valuable air war experience in aces, aircraft, and tactics, which served Goering well in the first phase of World War II. A major factor in making the Allies back down to Germany at the infamous Munich Pact Conference, Goering’s Luftwaffe was the key bargaining chip that gained these unprecedented territorial acquisitions for Hitler—all without a shot being fired. He also helped achieve alliances with Fascist Slovakia and Italy.

About The Author

Blaine Taylor is the American author of 22 histories on war, politics, automotives, biography, engineering, architecture, medicine, photography, and aviation. The well-read historian is a former Vietnam War soldier and Military Policeman under enemy fire, political and crime newspaper reporter, award-winning medical journalist, international magazine writer, winner of four political campaigns as a press secretary, and a US Congressional aide on Capitol Hill, Washington, 1991-92.

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