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Air Aces of the Austro-Hungarian Empire 1914-1918 by Martin O'Connor

By Martin O'Connor

This publication is the results of a long time of non-public learn and several other journeys in another country by means of Marty OConnor, and culminated in what's arguably the definitive paintings with regards to Austro-Hungarian aces. The writing during this publication is neither eloquent nor poetic, however the details is precious. OConnor supplies a biographical define of every ace identified in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, together with the variety of victories (and the victory lists of a number of significant aces), any own history on hand at the pilot in query and as a lot postwar details as attainable. the place no info exists relating to things like a pilots birthplace, picture, or postwar career, OConnor particularly makes word of it so the reader is left without query marks. a number of appendices hint important information akin to destinations of airfields, maps of conflict components and colour schemes of many aces planes.

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