Major Georg Paul Neumann, a German flyer in the Great War, produced his outstanding survey of the German Air Force in 1920 while the events were still recent history. He was able to draw on his own experience and his contacts to compile a large number of personal accounts from officers and men who had so recently fought in the air. The result is an accurate, faithful and comprehensive review of the aircraft, personnel and organisation of the force which began life in 1910 as the Imperial German Army Air Service, and ended the war as the Luftstreitkräfte.
This comprehensive and compelling review includes a series of primary sources dealing with some of the unusual and lesser known aspects of the Luftstreitkräfte, including a gripping account of defending a Zeppelin against attack by British fighters.
Major Neumann’s indispensable work has never been surpassed, and this English language translation is essential reading for anyone with an interest in the realities of combat in the air in the Great War.
GERMAN AIR FORCE I KNEW 1914-1918 Memoirs of the Imperial German Air Force in the Great War
A comprehensive survey of the Imperial German Air Force in the Great War compiled by a aviator who served. First published in 1920 when memories were fresh, Major Neumann’s book combines a review of the aircraft, personnel and organisation of the force, along with thrilling first hand accounts of aerial combat supplied by his comrades.
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