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By Martin O'Connor

ISBN-10: 0912173033

ISBN-13: 9780912173030

This e-book is the results of decades of non-public study and several other journeys abroad by way of Marty OConnor, and culminated in what's arguably the definitive paintings with reference to Austro-Hungarian aces. The writing during this ebook is neither eloquent nor poetic, however the details is useful. OConnor provides a biographical define of every ace recognized in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, together with the variety of victories (and the victory lists of a number of significant aces), any own history on hand at the pilot in query and as a lot postwar details as attainable. the place no info exists relating to things like a pilots birthplace, photograph, or postwar profession, OConnor particularly makes be aware of it so the reader is left with out query marks. numerous appendices hint very important info similar to destinations of airfields, maps of conflict parts and colour schemes of many aces planes.

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