By Johan Ryheul
This is the 1st time that the historical past of the German Kampfeinsitzer Kommandos, higher referred to as KEKs and the Fokkerstaffels, were collected in a booklet. The KEKs have been the predecessors of the recognized Jagdstaffeln or Jastas which might wreak havoc on Allied plane over the trenches through the First global warfare. Aces resembling Boelcke, Immelmann, Berthold, Buddecke, Goring, Udet, Frankl, Bernert, Veltjens, scholar, von Althaus and Leffers have been family names in Germany but feared and respected through their Allied contemporaries. The KEKs are surrounded with secret or even this day, many of the destinations of the airfields have lengthy been forgotten. Remarkably, all airfields have been situated by way of the writer and mapped within the heritage of the German KEK and Fokkerstaffels: The Early German Fighter devices in 1915-16. This e-book not just provides the heritage of those devices and their aces, it additionally acts as a battlefield consultant so the reader can discover those attention-grabbing destinations this day. Illustrated with over 250 images and profiles of some of the fighter airplane they utilized in conflict, this interesting publication takes a trip from Flanders to the Somme, to the Verdun to the Vosges. the writer, a primary international warfare One professional who has labored with the BBC and The historical past Channel, was once aided by way of battlefield photographers. On a couple of events, they have been in a position to observe the castles the place the German aces slept, ate, celebrated victories and mourned fallen comrades. The booklet begins with the KEK Vaux, some of the most well-known devices, which had at least 8 aces who might obtain Germany's maximum present for bravery: the Pour le Merite. It describes in exhaustive element the lives of those early fighter pilots, their dogfights and encounters with dying. To have a good time the anniversary of the 1st global conflict in 2014, it is a particular ebook with unpublished images of the interval and of the aces.
** This ebook variation includes 188 black-and-white photos **
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KEKS and Fokkerstaffels: The Early German Fighter Units in 1915-1916 by Johan Ryheul