17 nedskjutningar på en dag: Hans-Joachim Marseille. Den sanna historien om flygaresset som vände sig mot Hitler

”När jag såg hur Marseille härjade bland de brittiska flygplanen blev jag så häpen att jag glömde bort att skjuta.”

– Ludwig Franzisket, Marseilles flygarkamrat.

Ingen annan stridsflygare har lyckats åstadkomma det ”Jochen” Marseille gjorde i luften över den nordafrikanska öknen under andra världskriget. Vid ett tillfälle sköt han ned 17 brittiska jaktflygplan på en dag. Det ska jämföras med att det främsta brittiska flygaresset kom upp i 34 nedskjutningar under hela kriget. Marseille kom upp i 158.

Men samtidigt var Hans-Joachim Marseille ökänd för sin brist på disciplin och respekt för överordnade. Han umgicks öppet med judiska vänner, var en inbiten älskare av jazzmusik som naziledningen förbjudit, och vägrade att inordna sig i det nazistiska ledet. Vid sidan av unga damer och musik var dock flygning hans stora passion, så hans enorma flygbegåvning gjorde honom omistlig för Luftwaffe.

Flyghistorikern Colin D. Heaton har intervjuat ett stort antal nyckelpersoner – både sådana som kände Marseille och hans motståndare i luften. Genom detta, och en gedigen forskning i primärkällor, har han och Anne-Marie Lewis tecknat ett närporträtt av denna legendariska pilot som inte väjer för det obehagliga.

Publicerad i december 2020

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Flygplans-färgprofiler av Jim Laurier!

Se en dokumentär om Hans-Joachim Marseille här:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpEDCbWKJ6U

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Åk hem till Turkiet din jävel! – Berättelser om vänskap och rasism

av Jan Borchies

Med utgångspunkt i egna minnen från 70-talets uppväxt till nutid illustrerar Jan Borchies den öppna och förtäckta, medvetna och omedvetna rasismen i Sverige. I boken problematiseras frågor och antaganden, följt av konkreta förslag till lösningar rörande integration och utanförskap. Fakta blandas med personliga upplevelser vilket gör boken till ett angeläget inlägg kring dessa för samhället avgörande frågor. Boken lämpar sig som ett komplement till ordinarie undervisningslitteratur. Den lyfter frågor som handlar, inte bara om rasism, utan även om vänskap, moral och alla människors lika värde och tillhandahåller viktig information på ett lättillgängligt sätt. En utmärkt bok för dig som inte har tid att läsa tung facklitteratur om dessa, idag, högaktuella ämnen.

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Andra Världskriget – QUIZ – Testa Dina Kunskaper

Testa dina kunskaper i en Quiz om Andra Världskriget!

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Quizfrågorna byts ut var 14 dag, så återkom gärna och pröva dina kunskaper.

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Arnhem 1944 – An Epic Battle Revisited. Vol. 1: Tanks and Paratroopers

”Christer Bergström’s two volumes on Market Garden is an excellent work. One of the best, if not the best, about Market Garden. That man has done a very good job.”
– Dr Jan Brouwer, acknowledged as one of the foremost experts on Operation Market Garden.

This is the ultimate book on ”Operation Market Garden”, by internationally highly acclaimed military historian Christer Bergström.

The in-depth research made by the author has resulted in many myths and misconceptions being convincingly dispelled, backed up by detailed source notes. In fact, these two volumes form a completely new image of the battle in the Netherlands in the autumn of 1944.

It was Cornelius Ryan who in 1974 put ”Market Garden” so to say ”on the map”. However, it is obvious that he had no time to go through his vast collection of first-hand material on ”Market Garden” before he so sadly passed away that same year. This is a mission that Christer Bergström has taken upon himself.

A torrent of new books about ”Market Garden” has been published since 1974, and many of its authors – all included – have done meritorious work in producing new research. But it appears quite obvious that nobody has previously tried to go through The Cornelius Ryan Collection in its entirety in order to publish to the public the important pieces of the jigsaw puzzle that Ryan produced but was never able to use in his book. But now it has been done, for the first time, in this book by Christer Bergström.

Bergström has made a painstaking research work for several years, interviewing veterans and others who participated or witnessed the battle. He has gone through all relevant documents in all relevant archives in the UK, the USA, Germany and the Netherlands, and that material forms the basis of his book.

But even more so: Cross-referencing both sides’ documents is absolutely crucial to form an opinion that is as close to the actual events as possible.

The major part of the archive material about the Second World War in official collections has now been made accessible, but this has obviously not been enough – for several reasons. To begin with, we have the fact that the German side destroyed most of its remaining military documents at the end of the war. Even if Germany’s Bundesarchiv has an impressive collection of documents from the Second World War at its disposal, it only constitutes a small part of the German military documents that were produced during the war. This is especially true for the last years of the war. In order to get as good an image as possible from the German side, I have during the last few decades had access to large quantities of first-hand material (documents from the war) from private collections – veterans, veterans’ associations, collectors, etc.

”Volume One of Arnhem 1944 is a solid hit. Christer Bergström gets high marks for original research,  comprehensive orders of battle, and interactive QR codes that immerse the reader into the heat of battle. This puts a whole new face on Market-Garden.”
– Andy Nunez, editor of Against the Odds Magazine.

 

”Well-written, captivating and detailed … describes the brutal reality of war, which nevertheless does not have any negative impact on the dramatic description. A most exciting reading experience.”

– Svensk Bibliotekstjänst (Swedish Library Service), on Volume 1.

 

”Military-historian Christer Bergström treats the source material with excellence and puts common images and myths of this battle into question. An extensive source and note list, photos, fact boxes, QR-coded film and sound clips supplement the text of this impressive work in two volumes about operation Market Garden. In summary – brilliant.”

– Svensk Bibliotekstjänst (Swedish Library Service), on Volume 2.

 

Christer Bergström enjoys the reputation of being one of the world’s foremost experts on the Second World War. He has published 31 books on the subject, most of them in English. Through his indepth research work, he has moved the borders of our knowledge forward in many fields – e.g. the Ardennes offensive, the Battle of Britain, the Eastern Front. Now the turn has come to Operation Market Garden.

 

This is a Multimedia Book with text, sound and film

 

Published now!


This is the first out of two volumes.

See Volume 2 here.

See the Swedish edition of Volume 1 (published in 2017) here.

Distributed in the UK and worldwide by Gazelle.

In the USA via Ingram.

 

Or order your copy directly at forlag@vaktelforlag.se

Price per volume: £72.00 / $99.00 USD /84.90 EUR / 845 SEK

 

 

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Arnhem 1944 – An Epic Battle Revisited. Vol. 2: The Lost Victory. September-October 1944

”Christer Bergström’s two volumes on Market Garden is an excellent work. One of the best, if not the best, about Market Garden. That man has done a very good job.”
– Dr Jan Brouwer, acknowledged as one of the foremost experts on Operation Market Garden.

All previous published accounts of Operation ”Market Garden” end the main story with the evacuation of the British airborne troops from Oosterbeek – which obscures the fact that Operation Market Garden at that time was still to be regarded as essentially a great success. It was only due to the following development of events (including the battle at Overloon in October 1944) that meant that the strategic success of Operation Market Garden could not be utilized to end the war before the turn of the year 1944.

This is a story that has never been told before, and which is described and analysed in detail in the concluding Volume 2 of Christer Bergström’s ”Arnhem 1944”.

”This two volume set has to be the most complete history of the struggle I have ever seen. Congratulations to Christer Bergstrom for this monumental feat!”
– Andy Nunez, editor of Against the Odds Magazine, on Volume 2 of Arnhem 1944.

”Military-historian Christer Bergström treats the source material with excellence and puts common images and myths of this battle into question. An extensive source and note list, photos, fact boxes, QR-coded film and sound clips supplement the text of this impressive work in two volumes about operation Market Garden. In summary – brilliant.”

– Svensk Bibliotekstjänst (Swedish Library Service), on Volume 2.

For more on these two volumes, see Volume 1 here.

See the Swedish edition of Volume 2 (published in 2018) here.

This is a Multimedia Book with text, sound and film

 

Distributed in the UK and worldwide by Gazelle.

In the USA via Ingram.

Or order your copy directly at forlag@vaktelforlag.se

Price per volume: £72.00 / $99.00 USD /84.90 EUR / 845 SEK

 

Note: The U.K. edition is hard cover and size 210 x 155 mm ISBN 978-91-88441-45-4

 

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Åttonde uppdraget – Ung matros i ubåt under andra världskriget: Giordano Del Treppos berättelse bearbetad av Ulf Kjellsson

av Ulf Kjellsson

Detta är den dramatiska historien om en ung italiensk man som lämnade hemmet vid 16 års ålder för att försörja sig och hjälpa familjen med pengar. Han gick in i italienska marinen 1939 och valde ubåt för det var det säkraste alternativet – då. Han hamnade i andra världskriget, överlevde sju uppdrag och lockades av det åttonde, en resa i ubåt från Frankrike till Singapore. En resa som skulle ändra hans liv för all framtid.

 

ISBN: 978-91-88441-83-6

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192 sidor

Format 138 x 210 mm

 

 

 

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Black Cross Red Star – Air War Over the Eastern Front : Volume 4, Stalingrad to Kuban 1942-1943

The book has been published!

Regarded as the standard work on the air war over the Eastern Front during World War II, Christer Bergström’s unique Black Cross/Red Star series covers the history of the air war on the Eastern Front in close detail, with the perspectives of both sides. Based on a close study of German and Russian archive material, as well as interviews with a large number of the airmen who participated in this aerial conflict, it has established itself as the main source on the air war on the Eastern Front.

Black Cross/Red Star, Volume 4 covers the air war along the entire Eastern Front during the period winter 1942/1943 through the spring of 1943, in great detail, with a balance between German and Soviet archive sources etc, and with many first-hand accounts. It is of the same size as the other volumes, but with a word count twice as large, and it also contains aircraft color profiles.

Following the publication of Volume 4, new and heavily updated editions of volumes 1, 2 and 3 will follow, and next the subsequent volumes (vols. 5 etc.) will follow.

Large format. 

There are 380 photos in the book. Very many of those photos have never been published before because they are from pilot veterans’ private photo albums.
There are also many very clear maps: Probably every single place mentioned in the book is on the maps.

And aircraft color profiles by Jim Laurier.

Click here to go to the website of the Black Cross Red Star series

Note:

The hardcover edition contains color profiles. ISBN 978-91-88441-21-8. 

Click here to go to the website of the Black Cross Red Star series

Following the publication of Volume 4, Volume 5 (Kuban and Kursk) was published in 2020, and next new and heavily updated editions of volumes 1, 2 and 3 will follow, and then subsequent volumes (vols. 6 etc.) will follow.

Go to the new edition of Volume 1

Go to the new edition of Volume 2

Go to Volume 5

A new and heavily updated edition of Volume 3 will be published later in 2022.

For more books by the author in English, click here.

 

To order the book:

For a personally signed copy of the hardcover edition with aircraft color profiles etc:

For a personally signed copy of the hardcover edition with aircraft color profiles etc:
Transfer 900 SEK (Swedish krona) [equivalent 90.50 EUR / USD$ 105.00 / £ 76.00 GBP / 140.00 AUD] to Christer’s Paypal account vaktelforlag@gmail.com
and send your address to Christer at vaktelforlag@gmail.com

For book retailers: E-mail vaktelforlag@gmail.com

Note:

The hardcover edition contains color profiles. ISBN 978-91-88441-21-8.

(There is a paperback edition which is entirely b&w, except for the cover. ISBN 978-91-88441-50-8. That can be bought in bookstores only in the United States. The reason is that I had no U.S. distributor in 2019, so that one is a print on demand edition. But personally signed copies of the hardcover edition with aircraft color profiles etc. can be ordered from me from anywhere in the world.)

For book retailers: E-mail vaktelforlag@gmail.com

 

Reviews

”Black Cross, Red Star … an indispensable reference – highly recommended.”

– J.J. Fedorowicz Publishing, Inc. and Tiger Hobbies.

”Without a doubt one of the finest aviation history books I’ve ever read.”
– Richard Goldblatt at SimHqCom on Black Cross/Red Star, Volume 1.

”A balanced account of the Eastern Front and the incredible battles staged there … An impressive series.”

– FlyPast on Black Cross/Red Star, Volume 1.
”Black Cross, Red Star: The Air War over the Eastern Front, volume one was a strong winner in our Top Ten awards for the best new WWII books… An unprecedented amount of carefully documented detail about both the Luftwaffe and the VVS.”

– Bill Stone at Stone & Stone on Black Cross/Red Star, Volume 1.
”Masterfully combines the combat experiences of both Soviet and German airmen into a coherent narrative.”
– Richard R. Muller, Maxwell AFB, in Aerospace Power Journal, on Black Cross/Red Star, Vol. 2.

”Volume two of Black Cross, Red Star finished in the top ten this year after volume one did the same last year.”
– Bill Stone at Stone & Stone on Black Cross/Red Star, Volume 1.
”Excellent quality … The co-operation of pilots from both sides of the conflict lends a fascinating first-party authenticity to the text. Highly Recommended.”
– Brett Green at Hyperscale, on Black Cross/Red Star, Vol. 3.
”One of the best books of the year!”
– Bill Stone at Stone & Stone on Black Cross/Red Star, volume 3.
”When considering purchasing background books for IL-2 Sturmovik, the Black Cross/Red Star volumes should be at the top of the list.”
– Richard ”Swoose” Goldblatt at the IL-2 Sturmovik Section of the SimHQ.com Reference Library.
”Black Cross Red Star is absolutely ’must’ reading for anyone interested in the Eastern front during WWII. The book constitutes a truly unique and unheralded contribution to our understanding of the German-Russian campaign. Highly Recommended!”
– Dave Williams at Aviation Booklist.

”Black Cross/Red Star belongs on the bookshelf of any serious student of aerial combat.”
– Canadian Military History Book Review Supplement.

 

24 September 2019: The book has been published!

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BLACK CROSS RED STAR – AIR WAR OVER THE EASTERN FRONT: VOLUME 5, THE GREAT AIR BATTLES: KUBAN AND KURSK APRIL-JULY 1943

”A MAGNIFICENT work, a must-have for anyone interested in the Kuban and Kursk battles!”
– WW II aviation historian Peter Kassak.

This is the direct continuation of Volume 4 in the Black Cross/Red Star series.

This volume of Black Cross Red Star deals mainly with two of the largest air battles in military history—over the Kuban Bridgehead in the spring of 1943 and during the Battle of Kursk in July 1943. These are studied in great detail, with a balance between German and Soviet sources, many first-hand accounts, and presented with the true loss figures of both sides, day by day.

The author has studied the air war over the Eastern Front for several decades. This work is based on primary sources from both sides and interviews conducted by the author with a large number of veterans from both sides.

* Over 300 photographs, many from pilot veterans’ private photo albums and which have never been published before.

* Very clear maps: Most of the places mentioned in the book are on the maps.

* Aircraft color profiles by Jim Laurier.

* Photos of most of the aircraft that are listed on the inside of the dustjacket.

* Appendices.

ISBN: 978-91-88441-57-7

384 pages

Hardcover

Large format

Published now!

To order the book:

For a personally signed copy of the hardcover edition with aircraft color profiles etc:
Transfer 795 SEK (Swedish krona) [equivalent 79.99 EUR / USD$ 93.00 / £ 68.00 GBP / 124 AUD] to Christer’s Paypal account vaktelforlag@gmail.com
and send your address to Christer at vaktelforlag@gmail.com

 

For book retailers: E-mail vaktelforlag@gmail.com

Go to the new edition of Volume 1

Go to the new edition of Volume 2

Go to Volume 4

Go to Volume 5

A new and heavily updated edition of Volume 3 will be published later in 2022.

For more books by the author in English, click here.

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BLACK CROSS RED STAR – AIR WAR OVER THE EASTERN FRONT: VOLUME 1 OPERATION BARBAROSSA

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.

978-91-88441-68-3

384 pages

Hardcover

Large format

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).

Also:

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

 

 

Go to the new edition of Volume 2

Go to Volume 4

Go to Volume 5

A new and heavily updated edition of Volume 3 will be published later in 2022.

For more books by the author in English, click here.

 

 

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Bortrivna sidor ur historien – från Albigenskorståget till bombningarna av Korea

Utifrån målsättningen att förstå vår tid genom kunskap om historien är det framför allt ett av de många korstågen, det så kallade Albigenskorståget, som förser oss med den viktigaste historiska referensramen. Uppenbarligen passar dock just detta korståg inte in i den västerländska historieberättelsen, eftersom det nästan bokstavligen förpassats från de flesta läroböcker i historia.

Av olika anledningar har många viktiga historiska händelser försvunnit ur den allmänna historieskrivningen i västvärlden. Detta trots att det många gånger handlar om sådant som ger viktiga lärdomar för framtiden.

I denna bok presenteras många dramatiska kapitel under 700 års historia som i stort sett blivit bortrivna ur historieböckerna.

Här skildras exempelvis:

* Ett krig som raderats ur USA:s historia, trots att det till och med kostade en amerikansk president livet

* Afro-amerikanska kvinnor i New Orleans som på 1800-talet var mer fria än samtidens vita kvinnor i USA

* Den hemliga organisation som med bas i Warszawa samordnade väpnad motståndskamp inne i Sovjetunionen på 1930-talet

* Tidigare okända aspekter på hur Hitler fick hjälp av Stalin

* Våldtäkt som vapen i andra världskriget

* Hur hälften av dödssiffrorna i första världskriget har suddats bort

… samt mycket mer

Allt är noggrant underbyggt av källhänvisningar.

Christer Bergström, författare till ett 30-tal historiska böcker, har gått djupt i forskningen och gått till andra länders och kontinenters historieskrivning för att gräva fram en uppsjö av dramatiska händelser i historien som är nästan helt okända i västvärlden.

”En högintressant och viktig bok som med fördel kan användas inom utbildning samt läsas med behållning av allmänt historie- och samhällsintresserade.

Helhetsbetyg: Mycket bra.”

– Bibliotekstjänsts recension av Bortrivna sidor ur historien.
Recensent: Henric Ahlgren.
Publiceras i BTJ-häftet nr 2, 2021.

 

Se författaren läsa ett utdrag ur boken:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tZizfWW9ME

Nyutkommen!

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