Graf & Grislawski
A Pair of Aces
with Vlad Antipov
& Claes Sundin
S u m m a r y
|Media and Contents:
||Hard cover; 312 pages plus
covers; high quality glossy presentation in portrait 8.5” x11” format;
25 colour profiles; 7 colour photographs; two colour reproduction
of portraits; map, documents and victory
list; abundant historical photos.
USD$54.95 from Eagle
Special Autographed Limited Edition
USD$115.00 from Eagle
||In-depth examination of two of
the Luftwaffe's most important personnel; well researched; good
narrative and analysis; more than 300 black and white photos of people
and aircraft; 24 attractive colour profiles by Claes Sundin.
Reviewed by Brett Green
Declaration of Interest - The reviewer is a published author of Eagle
At more than 300 pages, "Graf & Grislawski - a Pair of Aces"
is a weighty and very impressive tome.
The quality of the content and presentation is consistent with the
excellent earlier major works of Eagle Editions, and of the author
Christer Bergstrom and his artistis collaborator Claes Sundin.
Hermann Graff and Alfred Grislawski both had humble origins, but worked
their way through the ranks of the Luftwaffe, ending the war with the
respect of their comrades and impressive records. Graf's final tally was
212 victories, with 132 for Grislawski. Their legacy was not solely
victories over enemy aircraft however, as these friends were supportive
of, and made sacrifices for, their fellow officers and men.
The author briefly covers the birth and flying education of both men,
before the bulk of the book which focuses on their wartime records.
Several controversial stories are tackled, including rumours of
co-operation in Soviet captivity, are covered in the text.
The active co-operation of Alfred Grislawski in the preparation of this
book contributes much valuable first-person perspective of the event from
the wartime Luftwaffe.
The book is generously illustrated with more than 300 black and white photos.
Claes Sundin also teams up with the author again, presenting 25 very
attractive colour profiles of Bf 109s and Fw 190s - almost a book's worth
of illustrations here alone! Seven more recent photos are presented in
full colour, as are portraits of both the pilots inside the back cover of
the book. A map of Europe during the Second World War is supplied across
the facing pages inside the front cover.
"Graf & Grislawski - a Pair of Aces" is an attractively packaged
production of these two famous Luftwaffe pilots. Much of the detailed
history will be appearing for the first time, so the book will be
considered essential to Luftwaffe buffs; while the 300+ photos and 25
profiles makes this volume a valuable source of reference and inspiration
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