Название: Wings of War: Fighting WWII in the Air
Издательство: Greenhill Books
Автор: Jeffrey Ethell
Количество страниц: 160
Размер: 130 mb
This book is a collection of narratives (first person comments) and 181 full color photos from WWII. Most people today whose fathers or grandfathers fought in WWII have a hard time visualizing the war in terms of anything other than the black and white photos and films that are all they've ever seen of it. While we consciously know the war happened, it just doesn't seem real to the subconscious when everything is in the B+W media of another era. The color pictures in this book make it seem like it was yesterday. The pictures have the same look and clarity to them that you see on the pictures of last week's picnic when you pick up the developed prints at the drugstore. It's a little jarring to look at a color picture you could have taken yesterday and see 20 year old pilots who barely need to shave leaning on their fighters, and realize the pilots now have grandchildren who shave and that it's been over 50 years since the last of those planes flew.