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Black Cross Red Star
Air War Over the Eastern Front Volume 5
The Great Air Battles: Kuban and Kursk April-July 1943



Author: Christer Bergström
Language: English Text
Format: Hardcover, size: 8.6" x 12.1"
Pages: 384 pages
Photos: Over 300 b+w wartime photos and color illustrations
Maps: Some maps
Publisher: Vaktel Forlag
ISBN: 9789188441577

Item No. VF-1577 Price: $59.99



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Regarded as the standard work on the air war over the Eastern Front during World War II, Christer Bergström's unique Black Cross/Red Star series covers the history of the air war on the Eastern Front in close detail, with the perspectives of both sides. Based on a close study of German and Russian archive material, as well as interviews with a large number of the airmen who participated in this aerial conflict, it has established itself as the main source on the air war on the Eastern Front.

This volume of Black Cross Red Star deals mainly with two of the largest air battles in military history over the Kuban Bridgehead in the spring of 1943 and during the Battle of Kursk in July 1943. These are studied in great detail, with a balance between German and Soviet sources, many first-hand accounts, and presented with the true loss figures of both sides, day by day. The author has studied the air war over the Eastern Front for several decades. This work is based on primary sources from both sides and interviews conducted by the author with a large number of veterans from both sides.

  • Over 300 photographs, many from pilot veterans' private photo albums and which have never been published before

  • Very clear maps: Most of the places mentioned in the book are on the maps

  • Aircraft color profiles by Jim Laurier

  • Photos of most of the aircraft that are listed on the inside of the dustjacket

  • Appendices


  • Also available in this Series:

    Black Cross Red Star Vol.4 Black Cross Red Star Vol.5



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