"GC 1/145 in France 1940" follows Mushroom Model Magazine's tradition of
covering esoteric and interesting aviation history subjects.
This is the story of Polish pilots who escaped their country after German
conquest in 1939, to find themselves once again matched against Luftwaffe in
France during 1940.
The book comprises
96 pages in 9.5" x 6.5" format, with soft covers and
including a 32 page colour section with walkaround pictures of a preserved
Caudron C.714 in Finland and 12 colour profiles of C.714s and a further 2 of
As the period covered is quite short - little more than a month in May and
June 1940 - the day to day operations are covered in good detail. The
historical text is supported by many black and white wartime photos of
planes and pilots, plus tables describing operations, squadron strength,
victories and so forth.
Although it is essentially a snapshot history of
this Polish unit during the Battle for France, the book will also be of
value to modellers due to the rich assortment of photos (especially the
Caudron C.417), walkaround photos and profiles.
"GC 1/145 in France 1940"
will be attractive to history buffs; and to modellers with an interest in
the Caudron C.417 in particular, or in French and Polish WWII aviation in