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War over the steppes : the air campaigns on the Eastern Front 1941-45 / E. R. Hooton.

By: Hooton, E. R [author.].
Contributor(s): Osprey Publishing [publisher.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Oxford, UK ; New York, NY : Osprey Publishing, 2016Description: 288 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781472815620; 1472815629.Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Eastern Front | World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, German | World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, SovietSummary: As Germany and the Soviet Union battled for victory on the Eastern Front, they had to overcome significant strategic and industrial problems, while fighting against the extreme weather conditions of the East. These factors, combined with the huge array of aircraft used on the Eastern Front, create one of the most compelling conflicts of the war. Told primarily from the strategic and command perspective, this account offers a detailed analysis of this oft-overlooked air war, tracing the clashes between Germany and the Soviet Union over the course of World War II.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

The air war over the Steppes was more than a brutal clash in which might alone triumphed. It was a conflict that saw tactical and technological innovation as the Soviet air force faced off against Herman Göring's Luftwaffe. As Germany and the Soviet Union battled for victory on the Eastern Front, they had to overcome significant strategic and industrial problems, while fighting against the extreme weather conditions of the East. These factors, combined with the huge array of aircraft used onthe Eastern Front, create one of the most compelling conflicts of the war.


Told primarily from the strategic and command perspective, this account offers a detailed analysis of this oft-overlooked air war, tracing the clashes between Germany and the Soviet Union over the course of World War II. Historical photographs complement the examination as author E. R. Hooton explores these epic aerial battles between the Third Reich and the Soviet Union.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 274-278) and index.

As Germany and the Soviet Union battled for victory on the Eastern Front, they had to overcome significant strategic and industrial problems, while fighting against the extreme weather conditions of the East. These factors, combined with the huge array of aircraft used on the Eastern Front, create one of the most compelling conflicts of the war. Told primarily from the strategic and command perspective, this account offers a detailed analysis of this oft-overlooked air war, tracing the clashes between Germany and the Soviet Union over the course of World War II.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Foreword (p. 6)
  • Glossary (p. 10)
  • Chapter 1 From Friends to Foes Russian and German Air Power 1924 to 1941 (p. 15)
  • Chapter 2 Invasion and Retreat June 1941 to April 1942 (p. 64)
  • Chapter 3 The Tide Turns May 1942 to February 1943 (p. 111)
  • Chapter 4 The Russians Advance March 1943 to April 1944 (p. 160)
  • Chapter 5 Red Star Triumphant May 1944 to May 1945 (p. 208)
  • End Notes (p. 256)
  • Appendix: Russian, German and British aircraft production 1942 to 1944 (p. 260)
  • List of Illustrations (p. 262)
  • Bibliography (p. 274)
  • Index (p. 279)