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Bodenplatte The Luftwaffe's Last Hope
The Attack on Allied Airfields New Years Day 1945
by John Manrho & Ron Pütz

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Old 2nd April 2019, 13:00
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Re: Question about Bodenplatte book

I have the book from Putz/Mahnro but what about the one from Norman Franks? could be complementary or being earlier is superseded? is it worth getting a copy?
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Hello Zippy1

My copy of The Battle of the Airfields is by Norman Franks ISBN 0-7183-0448-9 published 1982

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Old 2nd April 2019, 18:07
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Re: Question about Bodenplatte book

Perhaps I am not the right person to state this, but....besides a couple of "first hand accounts" of pilots and/or witnesses on the ground you will not learn more. Concerning data and numbers, the book is outdated. Unfortunately many still use these numbers in stead of the numbers of our book. Well, what can you say....everybody is entitled to an opinion, but facts are facts....:-)

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Thank you John; that's what I figured out. Sorry for misspelling your name in my first post :-(
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Re: Question about Bodenplatte book

Hello,

Franks/Grub Street published a revised/updated edition of The Battle of the Airfields in 1994 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the event. All copies were signed by Franks. There was a significant revamp, but the book still contained errors carried over from the first edition. If you can obtain a copy cheaply, it is still worth reading. Where John Manrho has it all over Franks & Co., is the fact that John has kept faith with the people who purchased his book and kept us supplied with numerous additions/amendments/corrections to his (and the late Ron Puetz's) original work. Thanks John.

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