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Wings of the Black Cross

Number FIve


by Mark Proulx


Eagle Editions




S u m m a r y

ISBN: 978-0-9794035-3-8
Media and Contents: 8.5” x 11” soft cover with 36 pages of black and white photos and colour art-work plus two colour photos on the back cover.
Price: USD$17.95 plus postage and handling from Eagle Editions Website
Review Type: FirstRead
Advantages: Many never before seen photos including some of Martin Drewe's BF 110 night fighter and colour artwork by Terry Higgins linked to the photos.
Recommendation: Highly Recommended to anyone interested in WWII Luftwaffe


Reviewed by Glen Porter

Wings of the Black Cross Number Five is available online from Squadron.com



We all know who Eagle Editions are and this is obviously not the first in this series, but it is the first that I have seen and I am quite impressed.

There are 64 black and white photos, some are wrecks and others are operational and all have comprehensive captions, in some cases detailing pilots, colours and units where known. The captions are the only text, and it is very informative.

This is followed by six full colour side profiles by Terry Higgins, which are linked to the appropriate photos via the page number.

On page 21 are three very rare photos of Martin Drewe's aircraft. He flew for NJG 1 and was assigned two Messerschmitt Bf 110 G-4s, one for daytime operations and the other for the night. The tails of both aircraft are shown and the night-fighter also features in Terry Higgins' colour section but although the entire aircraft is shown some of the foreword section is provisional due to lack of reference.

On the back cover is two original colour shots featuring a damaged Heinkel He 219 and a pair of Messerschmitt Bf 109s, one F and an E.

At USD $17.95 plus s/h, this is not expensive, but it will be very useful to modellers and Luftwaffe enthusiasts, and the artwork alone would be worth the price.

Highly Recommended to all Luftwaffe nuts.

Thanks to Eagle Editions for the review sample.

Wings of the Black Cross is available direct from Eagle Editions website or specialist bookstores

Review Copyright 2008 by Glen Porter
This Page Created on 30 June, 2008
Last updated 30 June, 2008

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