Автор: Mike Spick Название: Defeat In The West, 1943-1945 Издательство: Greenhill Books Год: 1998 ISBN: 9781853673184; 1853673188 Серия: Luftwaffe At War (Book 6) Язык: English Формат: pdf Размер: 10,9 mb Страниц: 72 p.: ill
As the first day of 1943 dawned, the Third Reich stood at a crossroads. In the East, the German forces had finally been halted, then driven back, leaving 90,000 men of the 6th Army encircled outside Stalingrad with no hope of relief. In the Western Desert the Axis forces were in disarray following their defeat at El Alamein, while behind them massive Anglo-American landings in Algeria and Morocco ensured that the expulsion of the Deutsche Afrika Korps and its Italian allies from North Africa was only a matter of time. Only at sea, where the U-boats of the Kriegsmarine were cutting a deadly swathe through Allied merchant shipping, did the situation look more hopeful. In Western Europe, with little or no surface contact between the opposing forces, the Luftwaffe held the ring in what was an almost exclusively a defensive action.
Defeat In The West 1943-1945 is how about by 1943 the war in the skies of Europe had changed dramatically as the RAF and USAAF began to dominate and eventually achieve air superiority. Defeat in the West captures the essence of the Luftwaffe's losing battle for survival.