Review: Caler Illustrated Series

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  1. Njaco

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    #1 Njaco, Aug 1, 2010
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    I've had in my collection 2 little books that are somewhat interesting.

    "Marseille: Star of Africa" by Heinz Joachim Nowarra

    "Star of Africa" is obviously about Marseille and is very short on actual facts especially his early years in the Luftwaffe but once he gets to Africa, it becomes a diary. The one bit that is different is the book is opinionated - towards the subject matter. But it is filled with numerous pics, some not seen before.

    "The Jew With the Blue Max" by Heinz Joachim Nowarra

    This book is about Wilhelm Frankl who flew during WWI. Apparently at one time he was the highest scoring ace after Boelcke's death - so the book says. Again at times the book is scetchy on details (such as his death which is treated as..."Near the end of March, 1917, Frankl returned to action, and on the 6th of April, was at the peak of his flying career when he succeeded in downing 3 enemy aircraft during one day. Unfortunately, he met his demise two days later over Vitry-Sailly." Thats it, no further details.) The end of the book - for some reason - goes shortly into 2 other figures during WWI who were also Jewish such as Bruno Loezer, who you should recognize as being a part of the Luftwaffe during WWII.

    Published in 1968, both books are scetchy on details. Both run to about 30 pages with about 2/3s of the books filled with B/W pics with a few color as can be. Besides some typing errors, these books are more a novelty than any serious research but the clear pics should help with any modeling needs.
     

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    Very cool, thanks for the heads up on the 2nd one!
     
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