Under the Guns of the German Aces: Immelmann, Voss, Goring, Lothar von Richthofen - The Complete Record of Their Victories and Victims

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Four distinguished German air aces of World War I, and their battles with Allied airmen are profiled in this book. Max Immelmann, the "Eagle of Lille" accounted for 17 British and French aeroplanes, Werner Voss's victories amounted to 48, thirdly the infamous Herman Goring, who gained 22 victories, and finally Lothar Von Richthofen, younger brother of the Red Baron. All four men received Germany's highest award for bravery in action, the famed "Blue Max". In total 124 victories are recorded and analyzed in detail, and there are in-depth personal portraits of the men who were unlucky enough to find themselves under the guns of these deadly German aces.

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Norman Franks is a respected historian and author. Previous titles for Pen and Sword include InThe Footsteps of the Red Baron (co-authored with Mike OConnor), The Fighting Cocks, RAF Fighter Pilots Over Burma, Dogfight, The Fallen Few of the Battle of Britain (with Nigel McCrery) and Dowdings Eagles. Over the course of his career, Frank has published some of the most compelling works on First World War fighter aviation, being one of the worlds leading authorities on the subject. He lives in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex.

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