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  • Author:
    Jean-Louis Roba
  • ISBN:
    1848840810
  • ISBN13:
    978-1848840812
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    Pen and Sword; 1st Edition edition (January 19, 2010)
  • Pages:
    208 pages
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His book will appeal to anyone with an interest in the Luftwaffe or World War II in general.

With this in mind, Jean-Louis Roba has undergone a considerable amount of work in tracking down hundreds of aircraft used by the Luftwaffe and .

With this in mind, Jean-Louis Roba has undergone a considerable amount of work in tracking down hundreds of. .

The book examines the full history of foreign planes in the Luftwaffe, from its No airforce in the Second World War would make more use of captured planes than the Luftwaffe.

This book takes a chronological look at the fate of these aircraft, from the pre-war acquisitions in Czechoslovakia . In many cases large numbers of aircraft were taken over directly by the Luftwaffe or given to one of German's allies.

This book takes a chronological look at the fate of these aircraft, from the pre-war acquisitions in Czechoslovakia, to the massive windfalls in France and Italy and the smaller but still significant number of British and American aircraft forced down intact in occupied Europe. The chapters differ in character, falling into two broad groups. The second type of chapter looks at those periods when small numbers of Allied aircraft fell into German hands in a random manner (mostly British and American aircraft).

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The book examines the full history of foreign planes in the Luftwaffe, from its ince No airforce in the Second World War would make more use of captured planes than the Luftwaffe.

There is just not enough information about the uses of the captured planes by the Luftwaffe, but as the author states, most of the records were destroyed during the war so we will never know

There is just not enough information about the uses of the captured planes by the Luftwaffe, but as the author states, most of the records were destroyed during the war so we will never know. Overall a quick and enjoyable read. Feb 14, 2018 John R. Hereford rated it it was amazing. A good read although I couldn't see the images very well on my kindle, maybe a computer screen would be better. I did learn of a bunch of aircraft the Nazis captured and flew. Jan 21, 2016 Simon rated it it was ok.

No airforce in the Second World War would make more use of captured planes than the Luftwaffe. With this in mind, Jean-Louis Roba has undergone a considerable amount of work in tracking down hundreds of aircraft used by the Luftwaffe and illustrating their uses, careers and eventual fates. The book examines the full history of foreign planes in the Luftwaffe, from its inception in the prewar years to the end of the Second World War. More than just an account of the Luftwaffe’s use of captured aircraft, the book debunks myths about how prepared the Germans were for war in 1939, and shows how important even such an unreliable source of supplies as captured planes would become to the Luftwaffe. Translated into English for the first time, Roba’s investigative work is supported by over a hundred pictures of the planes themselves, and gives a rare opportunity to see British and American planes repainted in German colors and symbols.

Netlandinhabitant
This book will be of interest to aviation historians specializing in the German Air Force of WWII. It is heavily illustrated and describes the number and types of aircraft captured by the German forces and placed into service by the Luftwaffe. The book describes the types of aircraft and the numbers taken into service, but it does not provide individual aircraft designations or histories. This is not nearly as good as the the aviation history books published by Air Britain among others, but it is worth a look. In fairness to the author, Luftwaffe surviving records of the Luftwaffe are far less complete than those of the US and UK, but I have a nagging feeling that some more research would have yielded a better picture about the fate and service of these many aircraft.
Nea
Some 2,000 to 3,000 French, Italian, and Czech military aircraft saw service in the German Luftwaffe after the Wehrmacht overran those countries. Another 50 or so American fighters and bombers, captured after they had crashed or landed in Nazi-occupied Europe, were also used by the Germans. These included B-17 and B-24 bombers and P-38 Lightning, P-47 Thunderbolt, and P-51 Mustang fighters. This fascinating book is filled with hundreds of photographs of all of these captured aircraft and more. It changes the way we look at Hitler's vaunted Luftwaffe, which was so desperate for airplanes (especially after the catastrophic losses in North Africa and at Stalingrad in 1943) that it incorporated thousands of captured aircraft into its squadrons. This complicated maintenance, supply, trading and operations and probably removed a great deal of pressure for German industry to produce better combat aircraft and in greater numbers. This is a wonderful book - especially at the Kindle price!
Arilak
Overall I think this is a great visual reference guide to captured / surrendered aircraft that were pressed into Luftwaffe service. The photos are of good quality (many, as another reviewer stated, look like photos taken in the field by Luftwaffe personnel) and, I believe, are rarely seen. The only complaint I have in regard to the book is that it consists mostly of captions to photos so there isn't really in-depth writing about this interesting subject matter. But at the current price point (Kindle edition) I think it is a great addition to anyone's aviation ebook library.

I would also say that having the book on a tablet computer makes in-depth viewing of the pics even more enjoyable.
Inerrace
I've had this book on my 'wish list' for some time until the price dropped a bit. I was not disappointed with the book when it arrived and feel the price justified due to the number of photographs within the book. In fact one could stretch the review to state that this slim book is rather more like a photo album with pictures of planes rather than a straight out history book with photos. There are no pages without photos of planes with each page containing a few paragraphs of details or description for the planes.

I'm not complaining but perspective buyers need to know that the book is built mostly around photographs with each page containing historical captions and descriptions to fit the photographs. Not what I would strictly consider a 'coffee table' book but maybe a close cousin to one. If the reader is familiar with the recent soft cover Images of War photo books issued by Ian Baxter for Pen and Sword it will be immediately clear as to what I am saying.

Anyway, below are the chapter headings for the book:

Prologue
Chapter 1 Before the war
Chapter 2 The first deceiving campaigns (1939-40
Chapter 3 The French manna (May/June 1940)
Chapter 4 Facing Great Britain (July 1940-June 1941)
Chapter 5 Marita/Merkur and Barbarossa (May-June 1941)
Chapter 6 On all theatres of war (June 1941-October 1942)
Chapter 7 France again (November 1942)
Chapter 8 The Yanks are coming... (November 1942-September 1943)
Chapter 9 Italy: il ricco bottino (September 1943)
Chapter 10 Until the Normandy landing (October 1943-June 1944)
Chapter 11 The end of the war (July 1944-May 1945)
Chapter 12 Conclusion
Appendix: Colour photos of the Beuteflugzeugen
Bibliography
Index

Please note that though the 'appendix' states 'colour photos' my page 213 only gives credit to the photographers who took pictures, and the ONLY color photos I have within my copy are on the dust jacket: front and back (maybe 7 in all!). There are absolutely NO color photos within my copy. As stated each page will contain two photos of planes and a caption, with some photographs much clearer than others, with some resembling personal camera photos rather than professional.

All-in-all I am content with this book as it is something 'different' than other books within my WWII home library. However, I would advise potential buyers to view this book prior to buying, if possible. Many WWII readers may not be as tolerant or accepting as myself.

Semper Fi.