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by Eric Hammel

  • Author: Eric Hammel
  • ISBN: 0671529072
  • ISBN13: 978-0671529079
  • ePub: 1415 kb | FB2: 1920 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Military
  • Publisher: Pocket; 1st Printing edition (June 1, 1995)
  • Rating: 4.9/5
  • Votes: 281
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Aces Against Germany: The American Aces Speak ePub download

The American Aces Speak is a highly-charged emotional rendering of what men felt in the now-dim days of. .

The American Aces Speak is a highly-charged emotional rendering of what men felt in the now-dim days of personal combat at the very edge of our living national history. Eric Hammel is the author of fifty other books, including Pacifica Press’s Carrier Clash, Carrier Strike, Aces Against Germany, Aces Against Japan II, Aces at War, and Aces in Combat. He lives near San Francisco.

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Aces Against Japan: The American Aces Speak. This book reads very quickly. Mr. Hammel gives a concise historical summary of the air war against Germany in WW2 that is interspersed with firsthand descriptions of aerial combat from the aces involved. Hammel sets the stage for each chapter with a quick overview of the air war at that point in time. Then, the personal recollections of numerous aces are presented.

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Aces Against Germany: The American Aces Speak, Vol. 2. Eric Hammel. There are five of these books and all contain great stories by various aces in World War II and up to the Vietnam Conflict. Aces Against Japan: The American Aces Speak (American Aces Speak Series). 2 people found this helpful.

The American aces speak. Aces against Germany. Hammel, Eric M. (1994). 1-3, 5. Novato, CA: Presidio. 1 and 2. Air war Europa : America's air war against Germany in Europe and north Africa, 1942-1945 : chronology. Pacifica, CA: Pacifica Press. He has been writing about . Marines at war since the early 1960s and has spoken to large assemblages of Marines and former Marines over the course of three decades.

ISBN 10: 089141441X, ISBN 13: 9780891414414. Bibliographic Details. Title: Aces Against Germany: The American Aces. Publisher: Presidio Press. Published by Presidio Press, 1993. Condition: Good Hardcover. From Books Express (Portsmouth, NH, . Publication Date: 1993. Book Condition: Good.

A collection of personal stories details the experiences of the U.S. Army Air Corps, from the major who waged America's highest-scoring air battle to a captain who took down a German fighter without firing a single shot. Original.
Konetav
I really enjoy Mr. Hammel's series about the American Aces. Each individual story is tells you something and you can trace the path of the war in the stories. The stories themselves are fantastic, it is not just short and sweet about saw fighter, I shot at enemy, he crashed the end. The stories themselves are detailed and interesting. But the part of these books which sets it apart from many other collections of personal stories is that you get the story of each pilot both before and after his experience. I enjoy seeing the path the pilots took to get to be come pilots and their wartime experiences before their story begins. And I really enjoy to see what happened to them after. I'm surprised at home many after the war just quit and went back to a "regular" job, but also in the amount that continued to make their career in the service. Great stories!
Light out of Fildon
I truly enjoyed both Aces against Japan and Aces against Germany. I believe the the most amazing thing to me was, eventho approximately 50 years had gone by, these events and details were burned into each of these men's memory.
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It's a tribute to Eric Hammel that he has put these stories into print before they are lost when, sadly, the WWII vets leave us as they age. I highly recommend author Hammel's books. They make great reading and are priced right.
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Nenayally
With "Aces Against Germany: The American Aces Speak", the experiences of American fighter aces over Europe during World War II comes alive. Eric Hammel is a most experienced writer, and reading the book one gets the feeling of sitting in the cockpit of a U.S. fighter during those dramatic days. With this book, Eric Hammel has made a terrific work to provide us of the post-war generation with a detailed view of "how the air war really was" from an American point of view. The most interesting detail in the book is the case (or rather: cases) when American aces found out the identity of the German pilots that they met in air combat, or--in one case--even met one of them after the war! Altogether a great and easy read book.
Christer Bergström
Morad
This book reads very quickly. Mr. Hammel gives a concise historical summary of the air war against Germany in WW2 that is interspersed with firsthand descriptions of aerial combat from the aces involved.
The book is organized chronologically, moving through the campaigns in North Africa, the Mediterranean, Italy, and Northern Europe/Germany.
Mr. Hammel sets the stage for each chapter with a quick overview of the air war at that point in time. Then, the personal recollections of numerous aces are presented. The biography of each ace up to the time the incident takes place is given. Next, the ace tells his story. After the story, the biography of the ace from that point forward is given. Occasionally, between aces, Mr. Hammel throws in a little more history.
The overall effect is great. You get a good insight into the overall conduct of the air war, and you get great "action" stories from the aces. Each ace is presenting one of his most memorable experiences. This is a real advantage. Rather than one person's story, which contains the inevitable slow parts, this book compiles a string of dramatic actions. It's also interesting to note the similarities in all the stories. The one that jumped out at me was the fact that once the action started, and aircraft were spinning all over the sky, you were lucky if you still had your wingman with you. Plenty of times, you wound up alone (very dangerous!), looking for someone to offer mutual protection as you fought your way out of the battle area and back home.
I learned a great deal in reading this book, and enjoyed every minute of it. You will too. I highly recommend it. "Aces Against Japan" is next on my list!
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Eric Hammles books is a great example how well can aviation history bee shown to the reader. He collected 39 stories of different pilots who have flown against German Luftwaffe during world war II, and added to it some explanations and additional information which helps to better understand the nature of the conflict and the life of fighter pilots during those hard days. This books gives the reader a rare opportunity to have an vivid insight into aviation without the need of reading many memories in many books. You have everything in one book which can help to better understand the nature of conflicts in the air.
This is a collection of first-person reports of dogfights against Axis fighter planes by American fighter aces, with strategy for each theater of operations and biographical material thrown in. Episodes are as repetitive and numbing as the dogfights they describe. Either the flyer got up behind the foe, fired, and watched the enemy go down, or the enemy got behind the American, who nevertheless escaped (since these aces survived to tell their story). The most interesting tale, and the longest, deals with a downed pilot escaping through enemy lines into Normandy after D-Day. Also interesting is the service records of aces after WWII. The structure and style of this book, keyed to reporting action only, make it seem heavy.
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