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Mushroom Model Magazine Special

GC 1/145 in France 1940


S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: Blue Series No 7102 - GC 1/145 in France 1940 by Bartlomiej Belcarz
ISBN: 83-917178-1-X
Media: Soft cover; 9.5" x 6.5" format; 96 pages plus covers
Price: USD$17.97 from Squadron.com
Review Type: First Read
Advantages: Covers an interesting and esoteric aspect of WWII military aviation; great photo coverage; history, operations and statistics covered in detailed text; walkaround photos of Caudron C.714; 14 colour profiles; average size of photos seem to be bigger than in earlier titles
Recommendation: Recommended for those interested in Polish or French aviation history of WWII.


Reviewed by Brett Green

Mushroom's "GC 1/145 in France 1940
" Book is available online from Squadron.com


F i r s t   L o o k


"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 MS 406s.

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 general



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 Green
This Page Created on 23 March, 2003
Last updated 24 August, 2003

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