INTRODUCTION

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Bocche di Cattaro, the isolated, heavenly corner of the Austro-
Hungarian Monarchy, was the most important naval base of the Central Powers in the Mediterranean during the Great War. Along the mighty dreadnoughts, battle cruisers and U-boats, it housed a new breed of weapon – the seaplane. Beginning from a shed in Teodo, then an olive grove in the tiny village of Kumbor and later, out of a solid and well-equipped base and forward flying stations in Durazzo and Gravosa, Austro-Hungarian naval airmen played a major role in the conflict of unprecedented proportions in human history. This book tells the forgotten story of their hardships, sacrifices, friendship and successes, from a modest start over frightening Montenegrin mountains, over daily actions against Entente forces in the Southern Adriatic, until the bitter end of the once mighty Empire, and resurrection of its former naval air arm within the new South Slavic Kingdom. It is drawn on archival sources, as well as privately-owned documents from Serbia, Austria, Croatia, Italy, Czech Republic, Hungary, United States, France, Germany, Slovenia, Montenegro and United Kingdom, and contains many previously unknown or long unplaced facts, 33 aircraft profiles and 189 authentic photographs from the epoch, most of which are published here for the first time.

ABOUT THE BOOK

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Artwork: Ognjan Petrović

Translation of files in Italian: Aleksandar Stošović & Miodrag Savić

Proofreading of the text in English: Miodrag Savić

Format: 290 x 210 mm

144 pages

190 photographs

33 aircraft profiles

Paperback

Release Date: 25 August 2014

ⓒ 2014 All rights reserved by Boris Ciglić

INTRODUCTION

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Yugoslav aviators flew various versions of Dornier Do 17 medium bomber for more than a decade within five different Air Forces and in area that swept from African Desert to Northern Russia. The same type of aircraft was extensively used by Axis Air Forces from the first to the last day of the Second World War in Yugoslavia. This book tells the previously untold story of bomber crews of the Royal Yugoslav Air Force and their tough resistance during the April War, of German aerial operations over Yugoslavia, of Croat Leggionnaires and their endeavour on the Eastern Front, of Croat flying units struggling to counter the insurgency, of Bulgarian actions against Yugoslav Partisans and later Germans, and of Partisan efforts to form their own aviation and liberate the country.
This book draws on the archives of Serbia, Croatia, Germany, Britain and the United States, as well as the recollections, diaries and personal documents from numerous veterans. It includes a multitude of previously unknown facts, over 30 aircraft color profiles and 230 photographs, majority of which have never been published before

ORDERING DETAILS

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Publisher’s price: 55,00 EUR

 

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Registered air mail: 16,00 EUR

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ABOUT THE BOOK

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Publisher: Infinitas d.o.o.

e-mail: adresa

Editor: Zoran Vacić

Artwork: Dragan Šaler

Design: Grigorije Lazarević

English translation: Miodrag Savić

ISBN-13: 978-86-6045-005-2

Bilingual English-Serbian edition

Number of prints: 700

Format: 295 x 210 mm

544 pages

519 photographs from the epoch

22 photographs of artefacts

66 aircraft drawings

Hardback

Full color

Release date: 10 September 2009

ⓒ 2009 All rights reserved by Boris Ciglić & Infinitas