Country: Germany Language: German
Main Genre: service
Fortnightly propaganda magazine published by the Luftwaffe before and during WW2. Published in both German and English, it’s purpose was to publicise the Luftwaffe within the ranks of the Air Force and to publicise the growing might and power of the Luftwaffe internationally.
18-30 pages in each issue, lavishly illustrated with many b+w photos and some colour photos. Some typical feature articles include: Ju 52 transport pilots on the eastern front, aerial photography, Australia’s role in the Pacific war, squadron emblems, training radio operators, a visit to Finland, “Low-level attacks on Soviet troops,” use of Stukas against Soviet tanks (complete with aerial photographs annotated with tactical figures), heavy bombs against England, a dive bombing squadron before Stalingrad, helicopter flight dynamics, ‘Knight’s Cross’ medal winners, and more.
Note: The current ‘Der Adler’ is The Official Newsletter of the Luftwaffe Aircrew Reenactors Association (LARA).
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