The Normandy Air War
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- Last updated: 22/06/2020
The D-Day landings in Normandy are largely viewed as being an amphibious operation and, while true, it was only possible due to the massive air superiority enjoyed by the Allies. This book reminds us that aircraft of every description was used to support the landings from fighters to bombers, transport to gliders and ‘spotter’ aircraft. The German Luftwaffe is covered as a reminder to show it as a once great but now ‘spent’ force, but still with a sting in its tail. The main text keeps to the basic narrative allowing the photographs, with extended captions, to say everything. There are some incredible images on the ground and in the air. Modellers, especially aircraft enthusiasts, will enjoy this book, but so too will anyone interested in D-Day because this adds another, much-welcomed and long-overdue, aspect to the campaign.
Pen & Sword Books, Barnsley, South Yorkshire