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'Richthofen's Circus' : Jagdgeschwader Nr 1 - Dempsey

'Richthofen's Circus'

Jagdgeschwader Nr 1

By: Dempsey


Published: 20th May 2012
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Undoubtedly the most famous flying unit of World War 1, the legendary Jagdgeschwader Nr I, or 'The Flying Circus' as its respectful foes labelled it, was Germany's first true fighter wing. Comprised of Jagdstaffeln 4, 6, 10 and 11, the unit would always be associated with its first commander, the charismatic and revered Manfred von Richthofen. JG I was formed in July 1917, and for 16 months the unit's young pilots, in their colourful aircraft, battled for dominance in the skies over the Western Front, facing an ever-increasing tide of Allied aircraft. By the end of World War 1, this elite unit had inspired the formation of three other Jagdgeschwadern, and been credited with 644 victories. Book jacket.

"With 125 photos and over 40 color profiles, the book is very well illustrated and certain to please modelers. The appendices and index enhance its use as a reference... Five stars." --Barrett Tillman, The Aerodrome

Origins and Formationp. 6
Flanders Summerp. 23
Triplane Trialsp. 49
Kaiserschlachtp. 69
New Leaders, New Aircraftp. 87
Fighting Retreatp. 104
Appendicesp. 118
Colour Plates Commentaryp. 123
Bibliographyp. 127
Indexp. 128
Table of Contents provided by Rittenhouse. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781841767260
ISBN-10: 1841767263
Series: Aviation Elite Units
Audience: BAU
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 20th May 2012
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 18.42  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1