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eBook Knight of Germany: Oswald Boelcke - German Ace ePub

by Professor Johannes Werner

  • ISBN: 0947898069
  • Category: Europe
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Professor Johannes Werner
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Greenhill Books; Reprint. edition (January 1, 1920)
  • Pages: 252
  • ePub book: 1269 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1788 kb
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  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 749

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Oswald Boelcke: Germany's First Fighter Ace and Father of Air Combat. Werner, Johannes (2009).

Oswald Boelcke: Germany's First Fighter Ace and Father of Air Combat. London, UK: Grub Street. ISBN 978-1-910690-23-9. Knight of Germany: Oswald Boelcke, German Ace. Havertown, PA: Casemate. ISBN 978-1-935149-11-8. Download as PDF. Printable version.

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German air ace Oswald Boelcke was a national hero during World War I, and was the youngest captain in the German air . This absorbing biography was written with the blessing of Boelcke’s family.

German air ace Oswald Boelcke was a national hero during World War I, and was the youngest captain in the German air force, decorated with the Pour Ie Merite while still only a lieutenant and with 40 aerial victories at the time of his death. He became a pilot shortly before the outbreak of the war, and when he was tragically killed in a flying accident during combat less than two-and-a-half years later not only was his name known all over the world but the whole of Germany mourned his passing.

Thus is true for Oswald Boelcke, one of the last Knights of the world where chivalry and honor still meant something. The book gives you a pretty good insight into the man's character, life at the turn of the century, and some insight into his combat experiences. War is a terrible business, but I believe the cream of mankind rises to the top during the horrors of war. I have had the honor of knowing a handful of heros in my military career. One interesting little factoid that came out was that the German calvary training was demanding that troops were required to learn to ride backward. What the book doesn't mention was Boelke's real feelings towards combat.

German air ace Oswald Boelcke was a national hero during World War I, and was the youngest captain in the German air force, decorated with the Pour Ie Merite while still only a lieutenant and with 40 aerial victories at the time of his death

German air ace Oswald Boelcke was a national hero during World War I, and was the youngest captain in the German air force, decorated with the Pour Ie Merite while still only a lieutenant and with 40 aerial victories at the time of his death. He became a pilot shortly before the outbreak of the war, and when he was tragically killed in a flying accident during combat less than two-and-a-half years later not only was his name known all over the world but the whole of Germany mourned his passing

German air ace Oswald Boelcke was a national hero during Wor.

German air ace Oswald Boelcke was a national hero during Wor.

German air ace Oswald Boelcke was a national hero during World War I, and was the . 4. the blessing of Boelcke’s family. He became a pilot shortly before the outbreak of the war, and when he was tragically killed in a flying accident during combat less than two-and-a-half years later not only was his name known all over the world but the whole of Germany mourned his passing

German air ace Oswald Boelcke was a national hero during World War I, and was the youngest . This absorbing biography was written with the blessing of Boelcke's family.

Comments

roternow roternow
Oswald Boelke was the father of fighter tactics and his ideas are still taught today at the US Air Force Academy, at the Air Force's Red Flag fighter school in Neveda, and at the Navy's Top Gun School. The book gives you a pretty good insight into the man's character, life at the turn of the century, and some insight into his combat experiences. One interesting little factoid that came out was that the German calvary training was demanding that troops were required to learn to ride backward. What the book doesn't mention was Boelke's real feelings towards combat. In some places, he displays a captivatingly dry sense of humor, but in real life he was often horrified by what he saw. I saw one picture of him being helped out of his aircraft in shock by some aids. About one in three planes shot down went down in flames at a time when parachutes were outlawed for pilots. Many simply jumped to their deaths rather than be incinerated. All in all, Boelke comes across as a real gentlemen and worthy adversary.
Pruster Pruster
Manfred von Richthofen's mentor. A brilliant pilot, his battle tactic's for "dog-fighting" were used for Germany's pilots in WWII. A terrific book.
Prinna Prinna
A great addition to my collection, and arrived very quickly.
Wild Python Wild Python
Great.
Xal Xal
great
Bil Bil
Histories as this cause one to understand that, rightly or wrongly, there are two sides to every story. History is vital in understanding that people are people and behave similarly and have the same emotions and behaviors as they are encouraged to have in their environment. We are not so different beyond those with motives that are in charge.
Jeronashe Jeronashe
Very well put together and written, probably the only way to write a story like this and others like it since so many records were either lost or destroyed.
The early air war as seen through letters home - very personal. You come to know Boelcke, the man. Great.