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World War 2: Air Battles: The Famous Air Combats that Defined WWI (Air Combat, War Torn Skies, World War 2, WWII, World War II, Aviation, Air Force, Military Book 1) by [Jenkins, Ryan]
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Learn about the Revolutionary Technology of the Aircraft of World War II



The evolution of the aeroplane used in the context of war was exponentially fast between World War I and World War II, during the First World War planes were used for mainly for intelligence gathering and were only able to achieve speeds of a maximum of 145 miles per hour. This then evolved into planes being used to take each other down using grappling hooks and this then evolved into shooting each other with rifles.

Follow the development of the use of air combat during World War II, learn about the progression of planes being used for increasingly treacherous combat. Go from the ‘dogfighting’ days of fighting with hooks and rifles right through to hundreds of planes converging on each other.

Hear stories of the brave men who fought in air combat during the war such as Douglas Bader, a British pilot who earned the title of ‘ace’ four times over due to his 20 kills during his illustrious air career; this feat is even more incredible due to the fact that following an accident in 1931 he had no legs which allowed him to defy the laws of gravity and g-force to constantly astound colleagues and senior officers.

This eBook is a thrill ride which builds from page to page, it is a must read for anyone with even a slight interest in the topic of World War II, you will read things that will astound and impress you on each and every page.


Comments From Other Readers

“I am continually amazed at how much of our modern world was influenced by things that took place in and around the time of World War II. It is difficult to imagine a military force without an aerial component, and we have this war to credit for that. The accounts of the lives of the famous ‘flying aces’ were fascinating.” – Luigi V. (Venice, Italy)

“What a fine, detailed look at the origins of this important military technology. The rundown of the different types of planes, their equipment, and strengths and weaknesses was thorough yet readable. It is easy to see how the tide of the war changed based on the strength of each faction’s Air Forces.” – Thomas P. (Wales, UK)

About the Author

“Study history, study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft.” - Winston Churchill By studying our past, we are able to better understand our future. History happened for a reason, and it’s our job to identify and fascinate ourselves with our past successes and failures. This is the creed that Ryan Jenkins follows. Ryan Jenkins is an advocate learner and experienced historian. He has mainly focused his studies on the events and stories of World War 2. Ryan has spent years in the field conducting intensive research, and personally uncovering relics from the past. He enjoys exploring into historical matters himself, which includes combing through past battlefields, or interviewing other well-known historians. In his books, Ryan provides in-depth, factual historical stories that are both consuming and gripping. Unlike long drawn, boring historical reads, Ryan’s content focuses on hitting key points, while keeping it entertaining and enjoyable. Whether you are researching for a history project or looking to learn more about past events, Ryan’s books will suck you in from page one. When not writing, Ryan enjoys the company of his family and exploring unique areas in the world.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 79 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1500939625
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  • Publisher: Success Publishing (May 27 2014)
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  • Language: English
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa567c024) out of 5 stars Douglas Bader May 29 2014
By Matthew G - Published on
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I heard about this man on TV and was amazed. I don't have a lot of time to read - only on commutes - but I wanted to find out more about him, and ended up learning a lot, and about other aspects of the air war in WWII as well.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa567c078) out of 5 stars Tales of Bravery Oct. 10 2014
By Rachel Horon - Published on
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This ebook is an adventure ride. Must read for any one who has even the slightest interest in History or reading books on WWII. Although it is not absolutely outstanding, and even the write up is not extremely top notch, this book still comes in handy if you need to know about the tales of bravery. It also contains some really astounding and impressive information about the airborne soldiers and the air battles in the war, especially when the technology of aircrafts, planes, and their equipments was so new. It was truly intriguing to read about the moments of development of technology and the time when the forces discovered the new tool of transporting and dropping bombs on land using aircrafts.

It is a short read – around only 29 pages- so it doesn’t include an extensive, detailed description about the topic, however it gives a nice overview of the same. So, 4 stars from me * * * *
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa567c354) out of 5 stars An interesting read Oct. 13 2014
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The airplanes used during the First World War had ushered in a new dawn in warfare. The beginnings however were a bit rough and until its use and purpose was specified and customized it was used mainly for reconnaisance. The introduction to this ebook gives a good account about the ‘use’ and ‘misuse’ of the airplanes during this time. The rest of the book gives us a brief account of the role played by the airplane during the Second World War and describes the exploits of few of the very first air fighters in history.
Why I liked this book, is because it’s short and sweet and mostly because it’s to the point. It is good for a quick read if you have some time to spare. I liked the subject therefore I will read up more on it. The book is a good intruduction and a good source of trivia and facts.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa567c24c) out of 5 stars Great Information Oct. 11 2014
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World War 2 Air Battles is an awesome read and would be appreciated by history buffs. I read this book because I buy many books by Ryan Jenkins and he has a way of crafting a book with common information and somehow adding a new dynamic to it. I had a good foundation on WWII but this book provided specifics on aerial combat. The book is super informative describing the planes and their war application, such as dogfighting, and even how the planes then have influence current aerial combat tech. I also learned about the fear Zeppelin, which I thought was just a blimp before reading this. Jenkins helps simplify information on figures that aren't widely know and I appreciate that. I recommend this to anyone who's looking for a more detailed look at this period and learn about air battles
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa567c438) out of 5 stars Great Read. Really enjoyed it. Oct. 10 2014
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During WWI, planes were mainly used for intelligence. They flew at 80 mph, no faster than 145. So by the time WWII happened, they had many advances already in aircrafts. In the book, I learned that the first plane to plane combat was on the Eastern Front where a Russian pilot crashed into an Austro-Hungarian machine. The book also goes into detail about the German "blitzkrieg" AKA "lightning war" on Europe. You will also learn about famous pilots and planes, "The Knights of the Air", "Red Baron", "Manfred Von Richofen", and "Eddie Rickenbacker." This was a great book, especially for someone that is as obsessed with airplanes as I am.