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Old 12th April 2006, 13:10
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Question Als Schlachtflieger im Einsatz, Werner Zirus (Band 2)

Its time for my anual question.

Any news on:

Als Schlachtflieger im Einsatz
(Band 2)
By Werner Zirus

Band 1 was published in 1998 by a Rumanian publisher - Editura Modelism - and I always thought it was rather good. The end of Part 1 held great promise for Part 2, unfortunately 8 years later and we've yet to see Werner's story continued.

Is Werner Zirus still alive, are there still plans for Band 2, perhaps a restart (Kurt Braatz perhaps)?
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Re: Als Schlachtflieger im Einsatz, Werner Zirus (Band 2)

I'm pretty sure that Zirus died a couple of years ago.

I'd like to have seen a "Band 2" as well.
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Old 12th April 2006, 22:18
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Re: Als Schlachtflieger im Einsatz, Werner Zirus (Band 2)

I made this same query to the publisher about 3 years ago. I received a message back from JL Roba via Eric Mombeek that they had never proceeded with volume 2 of the project. No reason was given but if Zirus has died then that would certainly have been an impediment to completing it.
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Old 13th April 2006, 20:24
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Re: Als Schlachtflieger im Einsatz, Werner Zirus (Band 2)

Through PM I have learned that Werner Zirus is still alive, that's all I feel at liberty to share.
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Re: Als Schlachtflieger im Einsatz, Werner Zirus (Band 2)

Hello to everybody,

I just spoke with Jean-Louis about your posts. I agree with you, and consider this vol. 1 as very interesting and original. I am sorry that the volume 2 was never completed. Werner Zirus is a very interesting and nice man (fortunately he is still with us). He too would like to see his book completed by this long awaited volume 2.

He wrote his memories but they are not publishable in their original form, they must be reworked. A friend of us did it for the volume 1, but he does not have time now to go further with this project.
If there is on this board a German enthusiast who would like to work on this volume 2, Jean-Louis Roba, the publisher of vol. 1, would be happy to consider it.
Feel free to contact me if you are interested, I would forward your message to Jean-Louis:
eric.mombeek@village.uunet.be

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Old 17th April 2006, 10:41
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Re: Als Schlachtflieger im Einsatz, Werner Zirus (Band 2)

i am a "German" enthusiast,
but not a professionell writer, and i guess, the latter is much more important.
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Old 17th April 2006, 22:38
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Re: Als Schlachtflieger im Einsatz, Werner Zirus (Band 2)

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i am a "German" enthusiast,
but not a professionell writer, and i guess, the latter is much more important.
Boandlgramer, most authors who write about the Luftwaffe (and, generally, about various air forces during the war) are not professional writers. Most don't aspire to win a Pulitzer prize, either. Therefore, I wouldn't be discouraged by the fact that I don't have a specialized degree.

And why did you put German in quotation marks?
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Re: Als Schlachtflieger im Einsatz, Werner Zirus (Band 2)

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why did you put German in quotation marks?
because i feel much more to be a Bavarian .
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Re: Als Schlachtflieger im Einsatz, Werner Zirus (Band 2)

Always thought Boandlgramer was a funny name. Still think it has a nice ring to it, but the actual meaning is pretty grim. For those who are Bavarian impared, here's a nice PDF-document with translations into German:

http://www.br-online.de/land-und-leu...sches_wort.pdf

From BR-Online.de, there is also an online dictionary:

http://www.br-online.de/land-und-leu...wort/worte.xml

Never know, it might come in handy for your research!
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Re: Als Schlachtflieger im Einsatz, Werner Zirus (Band 2)

Hi All

For those of us or perhaps only me (!!), who obviously has missed vol 1, can anyone enlighten me as to the contents of this book? Is it about the units and contains day by day missions, losses etc?

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