Graphic War

Graphic War

The Secret Aviation Drawings and Illustrations of World War II

Book - 2011
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"This fascinating book is a gold mine for aviation trivia junkies."
--Airforce

Graphic War is a superb collection of top-secret drawings, including training manuals and colorful wartime posters, from World War II. They were brilliantly created from a few downed aircraft, but mainly from pilots' views of the enemy in the air, during missions.

Almost all of the material was originally listed as "restricted -- official use only" and previously unpublished in any form. The cutaway drawings of the aircraft and airborne weaponry were critical to the war efforts of Allied and Axis forces alike. As there was little intelligence available to pilots about the design, power and armament on opposing aircraft, these "graphic transcriptions" were essential.

Many of the graphic artists and technical illustrators employed by the Allies, and most employed by the Axis powers, remain anonymous. Their work survives on these pages, however, to provide rare and unique insight into war room strategy and the air- and ground-crew trainee classroom.

Aviation enthusiasts, modelers, illustrators, artists and anyone with an interest in World War II history will find Graphic War a compelling inside look at the war fought in the sky.

Publisher: Erin, Ont. : Boston Mills Press, c2011
ISBN: 9781554078929
155407892X
Branch Call Number: 623.746 NIJBOER
Characteristics: 272 p. : col. ill., ports. ; 28 cm

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this book shows confidential aircraft drawings from axis to allies. it shows comical joke posters of the dangers of flight and the aircraft manuals and guides of various aircraft

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