Bodenplatte: The Luftwaffe's Last Hope 

The Attack on Allied Airfields New Year's Day 1945

by John Manrho & Ron Putz

In the early morning of New Year's Day 1945, as the last great German offensive in the Ardennes slowly smoldered to an end and the Allies prepared for a final year of war in north-west Europe, against all odds, the Luftwaffe -- assumed to be starved of fuel and fighting spirit -- launched a massive, surprise, low-level strike targeted at Allied tactical airfields through France, Belgium and Holland. Following years of meticulous research this is a definitive study and invaluable reference source to the student of air warfare.

Features an appendix with extensive records of German losses, a strength report, a list of material and personnel losses and Allied losses plus more. 304 pages. 8.5" by 12".  

First Edition published by Hikoki Publications. England, UK. 2004. 

Hardback  is overall in NEAR FINE condition with a VERY GOOD++ DJ. 

  • ISBN: 1902109406
  • Black cloth covers are free of major signs of age or wear with the exception of a fine indentation to the front upper edge. 
  • Corners are sharp. 
  • Spine features bold gilt lettering and remains square and firm. 
  • Binding is firm. 
  • Interior is free of signs of age or wear. 
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
  • DJ has exhibits scuffing to the rear, light wear to edges and corners and a defined crease to the rear return. 
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
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Binding: Hardcover
Original/Facsimile: Original
Special Attributes: 1st Edition
Region: Europe
Language: English
Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
Subject: Military & War
Topic: European
Publisher: Hikoki Publications
Place of Publication: Englad United Kingdom
Year Printed: 2004
Author: John Manrho & Ron Putz
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