Fighter pilots have ice in their veins. They don’t have emotions. They think, anticipate. They know that fear and other concerns cloud your mind from what’s going on and what you should be involved in… Buzz Aldrin


Under the guns of the Kaiser’s aces : Bohme, Muller, von Tutschek, Wolff : the complete record of their victories and victims  Norman Franks and Hal Giblin  London : Grub Street, c 2003  Hardcover. 192 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. 189) and index. Clean, tight and strong binding with clean dust jacket. No highlighting, underlining or marginalia in text. VG/VG

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Under the Guns of the German Aces, air historians Franks and Giblin have put four equally distinguished German aces of World War One under the microscope. In doing so, they profile not only the aces themselves, all of whom received the ‘Blue Max’ – Germany’s highest award for bravery in action – but also the Allied airmen they fought and downed.

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By extensive and exhaustive research into records, and carefully studying maps, timings and intelligence reports – contemporary and retrospective -as full a picture as possible is revealed with excellent photographic coverage of the many protagonists involved.

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All four of the aces, Bohme, Muller, von Tutschek and Wolff were unit leaders at different times, one commanded a Jagdesgeschwader, the others commanded Jagdstaffels. All four were destined to die in actions against the Royal Flying Corps. Every one of their combats is detailed here.

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The Red Baron’s last flight : a mystery investigated  Norman Franks and Alan Bennett  London : Grub Street, 1997  Hardcover. 128 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm.  Clean, tight and strong binding with clean dust jacket. No highlighting, underlining or marginalia in text. VG/VG

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