New York: Ballantine Books, 1969. 1st Printing. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good. Item #2319181
First printing. Spine creased, ink stamps on front cover, pencil date on front cover verso.
xxiii, 580 pp. The Luftwaffe War Diaries is the definitive history of the German air force in World War II, from the blitzkrieg on Poland to the last desperate stand over Germany--the only account ever to come from a German source. Its masterfully organized chapters detail, summarize, and evaluate every important strategy and campaign. Cajus Bekker has drawn on official German archives and collections, the combat journals and personal papers of leading officers, and the collated Luftwaffe war diaries, none of which have been published outside Germany, as well as interviews with hundreds of former German airmen.