Propaganda Postcards of the Luftwaffe

James Wilson

 
Date Published :
May 2007
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
300 b/w illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781844154913
Pages : 224
Dimensions : 9.75 X 6.75 inches
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$32.95

Overview
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Propaganda Postcards of the Luftwaffe focuses on the efforts of the powerful Nazi propaganda machine to promote the technical achievements and might of the then newly created German air force. The Luftwaffe had been announced to the world in March 1935, despite the restrictions contained in the Versailles Treaty signed after the First World War denying Germany the right to develop military aircraft. All major aircraft types used by the Luftwaffe together with many lesser known, obscure and secondary types are represented in this book. There is a section covering the main figures of the Luftwaffe and the leading aces who flew the aircraft. The German Air and Propaganda ministries worked together and, using professional photographers produced quality images, which were then made available to the general public in an attempt to inspire the nation and create strong moral.

About The Author
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James Wilson was born in Northern Ireland in 1953. In 1972, he followed family tradition and entered the printing industry. Having moved to London in 1979, he went on to run his own business through the 1980s. Since 1993 he has worked for the Metropolitan Police Service.

REVIEWS
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"The efforts of the powerful Nazi propaganda machine to promote the technical achievements and might of the then newly created German air force are showcased in this book. The Luftwaffe had been announced to the world in March 1935, despite restrictions in the Versailles Treaty, signed after World War I, which denied Germany the right to develop military aircraft. All major aircraft types used by the Luftwaffe together with many lesser-known, obscure and secondary types are represented in this book."

- Plane and Pilot

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