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Description and Publisher’s Details:
Aces 2008 - An Engagement Calendar"; self-published by Virgil
O’Neil, email firstname.lastname@example.org .
cover, 21.5cm x 21.5cm, 74 pages plus covers
Postage and Handling available direct from Luftwaffe Aces
colour profiles, excellent composition of the featured artwork,
convenient size of publication.
Recommended to Luftwaffe aircraft fans
Reviewed by Brett Green
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sponsored by Squadron
Perfectly timed for the New Year is Virgil O’Neil’s release of his
There are 74 pages which are spirally bound to form a handy desk-top
book. Each leaf is devoted to a single week of the year and notable
events are mentioned on the appropriate day.
theme is “Luftwaffe Aces” and as such, there are special sheets
interspersed throughout. They take the form of lavish illustrations that
document the pilot and his aircraft.
There are 12 of these, with flyers such as Trübenbach, Krupinski,
Schnell and Batz all getting a mention. Naturally the aircraft feature
the usual suspects with types such as the Bf 109 series coming under the
spotlight. A little more surprising are the three Ta152 H profiles and
even a Bf 110 D.
The artwork that makes up this montage is outstanding.
Each is accompanied with a photo of the personality concerned as well as
images of his rank, awards and unit insignia. A brief history of the
plane and the individual is also included with the resulting page being
laminated for protection.
The calendar starts off with a general explanation of the Luftwaffe’s
numbering system followed by a clarification of the Knights Cross and
its various additions.
The book measures 23cm by 21.5cm (9” x 8.5”) which is of sufficient size
to be impressed with the artwork and yet still be small enough to grace
the work bench.
Recommended for all Luftwaffe fans.
Thanks to Virgil O'Neil
for the review sample
Review Copyright © 2007 by Rob Baumgartner
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