ROCKET FIGHTER: THE STORY OF
THE MESSERSCHMITT Me163
by Mano Ziegler
The story of the
flight testing of the world's first operational
rocket-powered interceptor, the Me 163 is told by one of the
30 pilots of Test Commando 16 (Eprobingskommand 16) who were
entrusted with it's operational development during the
Second World War. The book is not just full of technical
details and development; it also tells the human stories of
the pilots who flew (and sometimes died in) this
revolutionary, but lethal fighter.
Good in d/w -
xii + 161pp, 1 col & 68 b/w illustrations
Translated from the memoir 'Kesselpanzer' this is an
account of the breakout from the Halbe-Kessel, April to May,
1945. While the Battle of Berlin is widely known, the
horrific story of the Halbe Kessel remains largely untold.
In April 1945, victorious Soviet forces encircled 80,000 men
of the German 9th Army in the Halbe area, South of Berlin,
together with many thousands of German civilians. The small
town of Halbe became the eye of the hurricane for the
breakout, as King Tigers of the SS Panzer Corps led the
spearhead to the West, supported by Panthers of the
battle-hardened 21st Panzer Division. This is a first-hand
account by the commander of one of those Panther tanks.
New in card cover
Bayern Classic Publications,
2016 ISBN 9781530359707
On 25th May, 1982 the destroyer
HMS Coventry, commanded by the author, was attacked by
Argentine A-4 Skyhawk aircraft whilst on anti-aircraft
picket duty in Falkland Sound. She was hit by 3 bombs
killing 19 of her crew and leaving many more badly injured.
Capsizing within minutes, she would finally sink the
following day off Pebble Island. This book was adapted by
the BBC into a documentary 'Sea of Fire', which was shown in
NACH HAUSE GESCHRIEBEN. AUS DEM FELDZUG
1941 GEGEN SOWJETRUSSLAND
by Major Fritz Gercke
"Letters home for the campaign in
1941 against Soviet Russia". Written by Major Fritz Gercke.
Published in Berlin in 1941, this is an interesting and
scarce contemporary account by a participant in Operation
Barbarossa. Together with 127 pages of detailed text, the
book includes a map of western Soviet Union and 64 black and
white photos of German troops in action and at rest. Bound
in stiff paper covers the book is in good condition for its
age, though it does suffer from some water staining at the
foot of pages from 111 to 128 plus an ink stain at the top
from page 153 to the back cover.
JAPANESE ARMY STRAGGLERS AND MEMORIES
OF THE WAR IN JAPAN, 1950-1975
by Beatrice Trefalt
This book charts comprehensively the various discoveries
in Southeast Asia and the Pacific of Japanese soldiers still
fighting the Second World War many years after it had ended.
It explores their return to Japan and their impact on the
Japanese people, revealing changing attitudes to war
veterans and war casualties' families, as well as the
ambivalence of memories of the war.