Model Magazine Special
S u m m a r y
||Blue Series No 7103 - Adolf Galland
by Robert Michulec and Donald Caldwell
||Soft cover; 9.5" x 6.5" format; 88 pages plus covers
USD$17.97 from Squadron.com
||Informative yet succinct text about
one of WWII's most identifiable personalities; good photo coverage of the
man and his machines; attractive profiles
"Adolf Galland" Book is
available online from Squadron.com
|Adolf Galland was one of the most identifiable
personalities of the Second World War.
Mushroom Model Magazine Special’s newest book, “Adolf Galland” by Robert
Michulec and Donald Caldwell, traces the famous pilot’s career from his
early years flying Henschel Heinkel He 59 and Henschel Hs 123 biplanes, to
his best-known role as a fighter ace during the Battle of Britain and later,
in 1941, during some of the toughest fighter vs. fighter combat of the war;
as a leader of men; an innovative tactician and as one of the Luftwaffe’s
highest ranking officers.
The book comprises 88 pages plus covers, and is presented in soft cover,
portrait format. 75 black and white wartime photos are supplemented by 13
colour profiles and one additional colour plate. The pictures provide a good
visual narrative of Galland’s wartime history.
The text is succinct but informative with the emphasis being on the famous
ace’s war record. However, the authors do not view Galland through rose-coloured
glasses. In addition to documenting his combat and leadership skills, they
also raise the issues of overclaiming of victories (a common practice for
virtually all fighter pilots), his occasionally intemperate decisions in the
heat of battle, and his shadowy post-war visit to South America. A nine-page
transcript of a discussion between Donald Caldwell and Adolf Galland makes
for interesting reading, and provides some personality insights.
With the combination of wartime photos and very attractive profiles, the
book represents a great one-stop reference source for virtually all of
Galland’s documented mounts, making this title ideal for modellers. The
analysis of Galland’s tactics and war record make interesting reading too.
“Adolf Galland” by Robert Michulec and Donald Caldwell is a concise,
well-priced summation of one of the most famous personalities of the Second
All Mushroom Model Publications
books are available direct from
the publishers, who now accept credit cards (Visa, MC, Amex, Switch)
North American distributors are Squadron/MMD, Australian distributors are
Platypus Publications. In Europe, the books are available from any good bookshop
(via our UK distributors, Orca). Contact MMP direct in case of difficulties.
Thanks to Roger
at Mushroom Model Magazine for the sample.
Review Copyright © 2003 by Brett
This Page Created on 10 April, 2003
Last updated 24 August, 2003
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