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The First and the Last

The First and the Last

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The First And The Last
THE FIRST AND THE LAST
is the most complete, the most accurate and the most vivid book about Germany's fighter forces inWorld War II. Adolf Galland is superbly qualified to tell the story of the rise and fall of German airpower. As a pilot he conveys vividly the speed and excitement of aerial combat. As Germany'scommander of fighter forces he describes clearly the development of new planes, his arguments withGoring and Hitler over the vital issues of German air plans and production
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and the consequences of Hitler's fatal decisions.THE FIRST AND THE LAST is the full story of what the Luftwaffe achieved in the air war, theirsuccesses and their mistakes. Here too is the complete and graphic account of the effect of Americandaylight bombing raids on Germany
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and the overwhelming problems these raids posed for the leadersresponsible for Germany's air defense.
THE FIRSTANDTHE LAST
The Rise and Fall of theGerman Fighter Forces, 1938-1945
by Adolf Galland
Translated by Mervyn Savill
Ballantine Books
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From the German DIE ERSTEN UND DIE LETZTEN
A BALLANTINE REPRINTPAPERBOUND EDITION FIRST PRINTING: FEBRUARY, 1957
Published:
MARCH, 1957SECOND PRINTING: APRIL, 1957
Copyright, 1954, by Henry Holt and Company, Inc. All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book or portions thereof in any form.The photograph used in the cover illustration is a U. S. Navy photograph.The publishers wish to express their gratitude to Mr. Martin Caidin for his assistance in gathering the photographs for the picture section of this book. BALLANTINE BOOKS, INC., 101 Fifth Avenue, New York 3, N. Y.Printed in the United States of America
CONTENTS
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