In Bombing Nazi Germany, renowned graphic novel author and artist Wayne Vansant profiles the dramatic joint American-British Allied air war against Nazi Germany throughout Europe during World War II. Meticulously researched, illustrated, and written with the same unmatched quality of Vansant's Normandy and Gettysburg (also from Zenith Press), Bombing Nazi Germanytells the story of the first and second generations of airmen, soldiers, and politicians from both sides who sought to bomb the enemy into submission. Vansant traces the development of the wildly controversial Strategic Bombing doctrine in the 1920s and 1930s, the early stages of WWII and the dominance of the German Luftwaffe, and the eventual 1942 involvement of the United States' 8th Air Force and its vast fleet of B-17 and B-24 bombers.
Beautifully detailed with maps, schematics, and charts, Bombing Nazi Germany also explores how industry and science aided the Allied air forces in these violent fights, as both the Americans and British made crucial advancements in air detection and evasion methods. Finally, Vansant illustrates the lesser-known perspective of the brave German pilots five miles above the earth who fought not to protect Hitler's Reich, but their homes and families. As entertaining as it is educational, Bombing Nazi Germany continues Wayne Vansant's tradition of brilliant nonfiction graphic history.
About the Author
Writer and artist Wayne Vansant (Mableton, Georgia), who served in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam, was the primary artist for Marvel's The 'Nam for more than five years and has since written and illustrated many historically accurate books, such as Normandy (Zenith Press, 2012), which explored the D-Day invasion, as well as Gettysburg (Zenith Press, 2013), a profile of America's most famous battle. Wayne is one of the foremost writer/artists working in military-themed graphic nonfiction today.
"Vansant has created a visual narrative of the bombing war that is highly original, striking, engaging and accessible. It is an outstanding achievement. Any good graphic novel has to be visually striking, and Vansant's graphics more than fit this bill. They are not merely "re-draws" of iconic photographs; they are original works of art. Bombing Nazi Germany is so well done - visually stunning, historically accurate, emotionally gripping - that it is bound to lure younger readers and keep them turning the pages. But no air war buff of any age should leave it unexplored." - "World War II Magazine"
Series: Zenith Graphic Histories
For Ages: 11 - 17 years old
For Grades: 6 - 12
Number Of Pages: 104
Published: 1st January 2014
Publisher: Motorbooks International
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1