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By Mike Chappell

The interval from early 1940 to the tip of 1942 used to be a time of gloom and uncertainty for the British, who stood on my own opposed to the assembled may of the Axis powers. They badly wanted a champion, and have been to discover this in a small strength of infantrymen who encouraged them with a sequence of bold raids opposed to the coasts of 'occupied Europe', turning into the heroes of the British public and of the British top Minister who had created them. This name explores the wartime heritage of the British military Commandos whose bravery did rather a lot to elevate the morale of the British public in the course of global conflict II (1939-1945).

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American military aviation historians – and their British counterparts – have the advantage of easier access to sources for research. Seized by the victors were plans, drawings, reports, photographs, films, memoranda, diaries and they have much other additional useful material including PoW interrogation statements. These huge files have probably still not been fully evaluated to the present day. Much of the material has been returned to the German Federal Republic by the United States, to a much lesser extent by the British authorities.

Then he rejoined Milch’s entourage for the return flight to Berlin. There is evidence that in the long period preceding the Augsburg visit Milch and Messerschmitt had actively sought a reunion. It was at Milch’s suggestion that Messerschmitt was nominated a Professor. The negative result of the inspection was the final straw for Milch in the relationship with Messerschmitt, and the same was true for Kokothaki. But far, far worse was to follow. It will be recalled that in 1939, Udet had awarded Messerschmitt a contract to provide, by October 1942, 2,000 light bombers of the designation Me 210, an improved version of the Bf 110.

All attempts to date to obtain at least copies for the German military archives have been unsuccessful. It is all the more incomprehensible because the return of the material would not be against the interests of any nation but rather of inestimable value for historical research. It will be a great success of this book if it inspires the Old Guard to criticise and correct me, or supply some missing pieces. ’ – Into battle! MANO ZIEGLER, GERMANY, 1978 Acknowledgements The author is indebted to the following personalities for their assistance in compiling this book: Horst Amberg Hubert Bauer Heinrich Beauvais Hans-Ekkehard Bob Dr Ludwig Bölkow Wolfgang Degel Hans J.

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