HORRIDO! Fighter Aces of the Luftwaffe by Trevor J. & Col. Raymond F. Toliver Constable

HORRIDO! Fighter Aces of the Luftwaffe

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The camaraderie of fighter pilots with the enemy (never shared, for example, by opposing infantrymen) here assumes rather silly proportions. Beginning with the authors' (they wrote Fighter Aces) hero-worshipful profile of Luftwaffe ace Adolph Galland who writes the introduction to this book. But then all the Luftwaffe aces of World War II seem to have been dazzling sportsmen-patriots. ""Horrido"" was the death cry of the Luftwaffe when they shot down an Allied plane, which is here the equivalent of ""Tally-ho."" In other words, in their efforts to set the record straight and to readjust their own views of an enemy they now know personally, Messers. Constable and Toliver have overcompensated. A reconnaissance through rose-tinted sunglasses.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1968
Publisher: Macmillan