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Old 25th April 2023, 18:02
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Against Hitler's Luftwaffe in the Balkans The Royal Yugoslav Air Force at War in 1941

Scheduled for November.

https://www.casematepublishers.com/9...n-the-balkans/

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Old 29th August 2023, 07:43
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Re: Against Hitler's Luftwaffe in the Balkans The Royal Yugoslav Air Force at War in 1941

It is my pleasure to announce that in September my latest book, which I co-authored with Ognjan Petrovic, titled "Against Hitler's Luftwaffe in the Balkans" will be published by Pen & Sword Books LTD. Below are some of the highlights and attached are the photos of the press release. We have put a lot of work into research of all events that led up to the Axis invasion of Yugoslavia and the air combat operations. This will be the first time such information is available in English language and with many previously unseen photographs. I look forward to hearing your opinions once the book is published! Thank you.

Highlights
• Explores the Kingdom of Yugoslavia’s aerial battle against Hitler’s forces in April 1941
• The Third Reich attacked after Yugoslavia aligned itself with the Allies
• Italian forces supported the German offensive
• The authors describe the development of the Yugoslav Air Force leading up to the conflict
• Shows how the Yugoslavs used a mix of Axis and Allied aircraft
• Explores how the Yugoslav aircrew fought gallantly against overwhelming odds
• Highly illustrated throughout, many of which not previously published





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Old 30th August 2023, 04:11
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Re: Against Hitler's Luftwaffe in the Balkans The Royal Yugoslav Air Force at War in 1941

Sounds good. Is there a picture of the Table of Contents?

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Old 6th September 2023, 02:54
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Sounds good. Is there a picture of the Table of Contents?

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Sorry for the late reply Geoff. Please see table of contents below:



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Old 6th September 2023, 05:30
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Sorry for the late reply Geoff. Please see table of contents below: ......
Book looks fascinating. Now to track down a copy that doesn't require a second mortgage to post to Australia.

Thank you for taking the time to post the ToC pics.
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Sorry for the late reply Geoff. Please see table of contents below:



Hi Djordje
Since most (if not all) of the April 1941 aspects have already been covered in various aircraft type monographs
published before your book, there is actually only one part that would interest me, the second line aircraft.
Can you please advise me how they get treated (Chapter V)?

Do we get all serial numbers, losses/captured data etc, etc?

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Old 22nd September 2023, 07:52
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Hi Djordje
Since most (if not all) of the April 1941 aspects have already been covered in various aircraft type monographs
published before your book, there is actually only one part that would interest me, the second line aircraft.
Can you please advise me how they get treated (Chapter V)?

Do we get all serial numbers, losses/captured data etc, etc?

Cheers
Stig

I am sorry I have been away, life sometimes gets in the way. With 12hr work day and child with leukemia at home, I am impressed I get as much one as I do. So, please be patient.

Chapters I thru IV are pure text with no photographs.

Chapter I covers the build up of VV from the period immediately after WW I until the eve of the April war.

Chapter II covers the last ditch reorganization efforts to prepare for the upcoming war which includes reorganization, foreign and domestic purchases.

Chapter III describes the order of battle of all VV units, their names, locations, commanding structure, aircraft types and quantity on strength.

Chapter IV, the April War, covers the war day by day with main events listed in bullet points. It describes aircraft and units which took parts on both sides, the locations of combat and outcomes. There are no in detail description or combat from first person perspective of either side as this was covered in other books.

Chapter V, with individual VV aircraft types which took part in the April war, briefly describe the history of each aircraft, introduction into VV service, their whereabouts and order of battle on the eve of the war and their use in the war. Again, this was not meant to be an exhaustive monograph about each type, each aircraft section has about 2-3 full pages of text and about 20-30 photographs, depending on the type. We have covered types not normally found in the other monographs (Rogozarski SIM XIV-X, Caproni 310/311, Fi-156 Storch, Bf-108 and Breguet 19). We have attempted to use as many photos not published before as possible. Chapter V takes most of the pages as it includes many aircraft types and many photos of the same. The S/Ns are covered in monographs or other books I am sure you are familiar which include one or more types, we have mentioned them where appropriate and generally mentioned quantity of aircraft captured and location.

Our intent was not to recycle the material from our previous books or other authors, but to represent it in a different way that would give a snapshot of the major events which took place during the April war and combat aircraft in VV service which took part in the war, both major and auxiliary types (often not included because of their lack of "exclusivity"). We have deliberately avoided including all the details, because as stated before such works have been published and as a lot of this information would mean little to a reader outside of the region not familiar with geography of the area. This is the book meant for everyone that wants to familiarize themselves about the April war and Yugoslav air force resistance against the Axis in one place without getting too involved in individual aircraft types.
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Old 30th August 2023, 13:22
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Re: Against Hitler's Luftwaffe in the Balkans The Royal Yugoslav Air Force at War in 1941

Congratulations for BOTH authors!
Only those involved do know the amount of difficulties that had to be overcomed to see one's work published and printed. Congratulations again.
Very well done...and keep going.

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Congratulations for BOTH authors!
Only those involved do know the amount of difficulties that had to be overcomed to see one's work published and printed. Congratulations again.
Very well done...and keep going.

A.

Thank you very much Adriano! It is for sure a labor of love, and lot of work went into it.
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It would be interesting to know what it states about Hans Beisswenger and his victory.
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