Published in October 2021!
The very much asked for, most extensively updated and very much expanded completely new edition of Black Cross Red Star Volume 1.
When the first edition of Volume 1 was published twenty years ago, it hit the WW II interested community as a bomb.
Richard Goldblatt at SimHqCom, called it ”without a doubt one of the finest aviation history books I’ve ever read,” and J.J. Fedorowicz called it ”an indispensable reference – highly recommended.”
At Stone & Stone it was voted as the No. 1 military history book of the year.
That edition was sold out in about a year, and since no new edition was published, it has become a rarity, with the price never below three-digit figures in Euro or USD. Today, the price at amazon.co.uk for the first edition of Volume 1 is between £395 and £690.
However, the first edition of Volume 1 was based on the amount of research undertaken by the authors in the late 1990s. Christer Bergström has continued his in-depth research into the subject ever since then, and the result is a new edition of Black Cross/Red Star, Volume 1 that exceeds the first edition regarding the quality of the material to the point that the new edition actually is a completely new book.
The first edition contained a maximum of 100,000 words. The second edition not only has much higher quality as far as the research is concerned but also contains twice that wordcount, a very large number of absolutely new photos (many of which are from pilot veterans’ photo albums and have never been published before).
Aircraft color profiles
Many large and clear maps
This new edition of Volume 1 is so heavily updated and expanded that it more or less is a completely new book.
The graphics of the new Volume 1 (and each subsequent volume in the series) are like the quality in Volumes 4 and 5.
To order your personally signed copy from the author, e-mail him. Price: 75.00 EUR / USD$ 85.00 / £ 64.00 GBP / 102 AUD / 770 SEK