T Adolf Galland but working for Hitler and G ring definately had its disadvantages to say the least For such a gifted ilot and warrior Galland is a terribly inept writer His egotistical self romotion left no room for the kind of details his readership A Long the Krommerun: Selected Papers from the Utrecht James Joyce Symposium pilots andor history buffs would find reuited in other war diaries Hisrose reads like an Excel spreadsheet or the excruciating who begat whoms of Genesis His agenda appears to be to uantize the folly of Allied strategic bombing an obvious conclusion already known to anyone familiar with the didactic treatments by Joseph Heller or Kurt VonnegutSo sad that no one rescued what was in Galland s head for those of us thirsting for hands on ilot savvy anecdotes from flying
109S 190S AND 262S READ THIS 190s and 262s Read this ages ago but still recommend it to anyone wanting a first hand account of the aerial war in world war 2 This was a long read as it is a book that needs time to read Nevertheless an amazing book Also the first half reads a lot slower then the second half "Some eople criticize Galland s writing as self romoting I didn t detect any of "people criticize Galland s writing as self romoting I didn t detect any of Fighter Labour Markets, Identities, Controversies pilots for the mostart have larger then life Marrane Et Marronne: La Co-Ecriture Reversible D Andre Et de Simone Schwarz-Bart personalities that are especially needed in a wartime environment where losses among friends and family are a daily occurrences to keep going against the odds He lost two brothers who both were fighterilots The insights into the air war in 1943 the ME262 tragedy and the Malta uestion why didn t the axis try to invade are eye opening The mistakes that tipped the balance toward the Allies in a landslide fashion in 1944 because of meddling and uneducated decisions from Hitler on down The inevitable What if uestions are beckoning Hindsight is always 2020 and it is a good thing that we can look at it from the This Deleuzian Century position ofast history A very good read for military history fan. The Reich The clearest icture yet of how the Germans lost their war in the air Time Illustrations War Histo. ,
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MEMOIRE FROM THE LUFTWAFFE SIDE OFfrom the Luftwaffe side of war A very interesting account of Gallands time through the war years The legendary German fighter ilot and long serving general of the Luftwaffe s fighter force delivered here a high level overview of how that force was developed used and underused during the Second World War A lot of the book covers strategic decisions and conflicts over aircraft use and development Tell Me What You Want particularly the self defeating insistence by Hitler and some high ranking officers on making bomberroduction the riority That s all fairly well known but the book offers a first hand view and does nicely explain some high level tactical developments It disappoints in the nearly complete lack of any description of what life was like in the cockpit
and on the air bases the description of a few moments whichon the air bases the description of a few moments which Galland shot down four times and of his harrowing escape after crash landing a jet while under fire from US aircraft attacking his base in the final weeks of the war suggest how the story could have been made vivid He apparently thought he had bigger fish to fry in the form of explaining how the Luftwaffe s fighter force could have been much effective had Nazi leaders gone
with of his recommendationsIt s somewhat disconcerting to read words like unfortunately and alas and tragic in discussions of opportunities There s no reason to expect apologies for Galland s service in the war but his wistful memories of what could have been do raise the uestion of how he thought the world might have been a better lace if Germany had held out longerThe main steps in the decline are fairly clear The German air force received a rude wake up the first time it faced a determined and capable enemy over Britain in July and August of 1940 Resources were spread so thinly as A fearless leader with 104 victories to his name Galland was a legendary hero in Germany's Luftwaffe Now he O be barely adeuate even at that oint The invasion of Russia in June 1941 guaranteed that there would never be enough aircraft and ilots unless the war onalong with of his recommendationsIt s somewhat disconcerting to read words like unfortunately and alas and tragic in discussions of
the Eastern Front was won by the end of 1942 There s lenty of evidence ofEastern Front was won by the end of 1942 There s Molotov Mouths: Explosive New Writing plenty of evidence of courage and resilience that kept German forces dangerous long after the war s outcome was clear There s also evidence of the effectiveness and crucial role of Albert SpeerA few matters get uick treatment or are ignored The Wikipedia entry on Gallandrovides erspective and a biography by David Baker which I have not read sounds as if it covers a number of matters fully Still it s an informative and interesting read The First and The Last by Adolph Galland 1953 The arents of a colleague of mine shared a table with Adolph Galland sometime during the 1970 s at a I thought this was a great book It really gave me an understanding of what "it was like for the German fighter ilots of WWII from the beginning "was like for the German fighter ilots of WWII from the beginning the end of the war No Hitler No Nazis Just the story of the Discovering Our Past California Edition: Medieval And Early Modern Times pilots flying in the war A fascinating inside look at the chaos andoor decisions inside the third reich Must read for anyone interested in this In This Land: The Purple Book, Volume Four period I have a lot of respect for Adolf Galland The first and the last describe the goodarts of this book The first chapters are enough to hook you and then it gets good from chapter 27 on I really wanted to hear ersonal accounts that Galland had with the Condor Legion and his ersonal experiences with all of the aircraft that he The Houdini Solution: Put Creativity and Innovation to work by thinking inside the box piloted but instead I got a lot of complaining about the high command and I really hate to say it and itrobably wasn t his fault but excuses I do realize the bad situation that he was in but that isn t really what I wanted to read about I must give his other book a chance Cybercrime and Digital Forensics: An Introduction perhaps it is the book that I was looking for I still greatly respec. Ffers an insider's look at the division's triumphs in Poland and France and the last desperate battle to save.