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  • Black Cross Red Star: Air War over the Eastern Front, Volume 5 is being printed now!

    Black Cross Red Star: Air War over the Eastern Front, Volume 5:
    The Great Air Battles: Kuban and Kursk April-July 1943


    This book is being printed right now, and I will receive the books in around two weeks.

    This book is based on:

    - a profound research into both German and Russian archives, both official archives and archives of veterans organizations
    - interviews with a large number of veterans from both sides
    The historical account is lavishly illustrated with eye-witness accounts from aviators from both sides.
    Absolutely balanced between both sides

    * 384 pages
    * Hardcover
    * Large format (A4)
    * Over 300 photos
    * Aircraft color profiles by Jim Laurier
    * Appendices
    * Full list of all Luftwaffe losses on the Eastern Front, month by month, unit by unit, in the period in question

    For a personally signed copy of the hardcover edition with aircraft color profiles etc:
    Transfer US $ 60 to Christer’s Paypal account [email protected]
    and send your address to Christer at [email protected]
    Plus postage:
    27 USD outside of Sweden
    Sweden 105 SEK

    See:
    https://vaktelforlag.se/produkt/blac...ril-july-1943/

    (Volume 4, published in October 2019, is also available at the same price.)

    Contents of Black Cross Red Star: Air War over the Eastern Front, Volume 5:

    Author’s introduction 7
    PART I: SOVIET RESURGENCE
    Chapter 1 Air Combat Over Krymskaya 9
    Chapter 2 Ahead of Two Great Air Battles 15
    PART II: KUBAN, THE UNKNOWN AIR BATTLE
    Chapter 3 Ten to One in the Kuban Skies 25
    Chapter 4 Soviet Air Offensive over the Kuban 51
    PART III: FAILURE AND SUCCESS
    Chapter 5 “The Russian Air Force is doing whatever it wants over Krymskaya” 79
    Chapter 6 German Air Offensive over the Kuban 97
    Chapter 7 The Turning Point in the Kuban Air Battle 121
    PART IV: ACES OVER THE TUNDRA
    Chapter 8 Shturmoviks Against Luostari Airdrome 143
    Chapter 9 Mounting Hardships 153
    PART V: PREPARING FOR THE NEXT ROUND
    Chapter 10 “The power of the German aviation was sapped away” 163
    Chapter 11 Trying to Stem the Tide 179
    PART VI: “ZITADELLE”
    Chapter 12 The Onslaught 201
    Chapter 13 Panzerjäger and Shturmoviks: The Southern Flank July 6 to July 9 223
    Chapter 14 On Toward Prokhorovka 241
    Chapter 15 Victory in the Air, Defeat on the Ground: The Northern Flank 251
    PART VII: THE SOVIETS STRIKE BACK
    Chapter 16 Operation “Kutuzov” 271
    Chapter 17 “The Russians manage everything, and we manage nothing at all!” 287
    Chapter 18 The Luftwaffe’s Decisive Intervention: The Orel Bulge July 16-31 293
    PART VIII: RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS
    Chapter 19 The Spell is Broken 315
    Appendix I Luftwaffe Order of Battle at Kursk on July 5, 1943 324
    Appendix II VVS Order of Battle at Kursk, July 4, 1943 328
    Appendix III Luftwaffe Aircraft Combat Losses on the Eastern Front April 1943 – July 1943 332
    Appendix IV Aircraft Color Profiles by Jim Laurier 333
    Appendix V Table of Equivalent ranks 349
    Appendix VI The Structure of the Luftwaffe 350
    Appendix VII The Structure of the Soviet Air Forces in 1943 351
    MAPS
    Eastern Front April 1943 8, 162
    The Kuban Bridgehead 24, 78
    The Far North 142
    The Battle of Kursk 200, 270
    Eastern Front July 31, 1943 314
    NOTES 353
    SOURCES 372
    INDEX 377

    Next volume in this series is a completely new and expanded edition of Volume 1.
    The first edition of Volume 1 (published 20 years ago) contained a maximum of 100,000 words. The second edition not only has much higher quality as far as the research is concerned but also contains twice that wordcount, a very large number of absolutely new photos (many of which are from pilot veterans’ photo albums and have never been published before), printed in the same high quality as in Volumes 4 and 5.

    The second edition of Volume 1 is so heavily updated and expanded that it more or less is a completely new book as compared with the 20-year-old first edition.

    I am publishing this book by myself, so that I can keep full control of the product. In this way, I can have many more photographs and twice as much text in each volume as I was allowed when other publishing companies produced it. (By then I had a limit of 100,000 words per volume; now Volume 4 has over 200,000 words and Volume 5 has even more.)

    I have no real budget for marketing. Although unique and groundbreaking in that it tells the full and detailed story of the air war on the Eastern Front from both perspectives, it is not particularly well-known, and therefore has not been as much read as I had hoped it would be. There are too many that don't know about it. So if you could help me by spreading the word, it would be of great help.

    All the best,

    Christer Bergström


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    Nice!

    I have vols 1 and 2. I was wondering if I should complete the set.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by DingBat View Post
      Nice!

      I have vols 1 and 2. I was wondering if I should complete the set.
      I have volume 2, 3 and 4. The original volume 1 is too expensive so I was happily surprised when Bergstrom announced he was reprinting and updating the original volume 1.
      Theo mir ist die munition ausgegangen ich werde diesen ramman auf wiedersehen uns in walhalla

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