Min vän Adolf Galland – Den sanna historien om Luftwaffes mest kända jaktflygare

Adolf Galland är den mest legendariska av alla jaktflygare i Luftwaffe. Driven av ett passionerat flygintresse övervann han många svårigheter och hinder för att nå sin dröm ­– att bli flygare. Trots att han var nästan blind på ena ögat efter en olycka lurade han läkarna genom att lära sig syntavlan utantill, både fram- och baklänges.

I början av andra världskriget utvecklades han till den mest framgångsrika av alla flygaress – inräknat båda sidor i konflikten. Samtidigt var Galland en goddagspilt som tog livet med en klackspark, målade sin Messerschmitt färgglatt som rena cirkusflygplanet och bjöd in nedskjutna fiendeflygare som hedersgäster på sitt flygfält.

Galland älskade cigarrer, konjak och det goda livet – och han blev Tysklands kanske mest eftertraktade ungkarl.

1941 utsågs han till inspektör för det tyska jaktflyget och blev, 30 år gammal, Europas yngsta general sedan Napoleon. I sin höga stabsposition blev han alltmer varse hur katastrofal den nazistiska politiken var. Galland var aldrig rädd för att säga sanningen till naziledningen och klarade sig många gånger genom att han var så populär hos folket. Men till slut råkade han i onåd och avskedades från sin position. Men Galland gav sig inte. De sista veckorna i kriget ledde han en privat flottilj med jetjaktplan – som inte ens ingick i Luftwaffe!

Efter kriget valde Galland en civil bana och blev god vän med många av sina gamla motståndare i luften under 1940-1941.

Christer Bergström besökte och vann Adolf Gallands vänskap från 1972 och fram till dennes död 1996. Det blev många intervjuer och förtroliga samtal genom åren. Många myter och legender kringgärdar Adolf Galland. Mycket som sagts och skrivits om honom är helt enkelt inte sant. Här presenteras den sanna historien om Christer Bergströms vän Adolf Galland – i mycket som Galland själv skulle ha berättat det, till viss del sådant som Galland aldrig yppade offentligt.

Detta är inte en ”hjälteskildring”, men inte heller en moraliserande svartmålning. Här tecknas ett nyanserat porträtt av en sammansatt människa, en person som hade glimten i ögat i början av kriget, och som sakta överväldigades och demoraliserades när den bittra sanningen så småningom gick upp för honom. Men framför allt handlar det om en passionerad flygares liv i med- och motgång.

 

ISBN: 978-91-88441-94-2
Antal sidor: 464
Format: 180 x 242 mm
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Boken är rikligt illustrerad från Gallands privata fotoalbum

 

 

 

Författaren och Adolf Galland, 1974.

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Natthäxorna – Röda arméns kvinnliga stridsflygare under andra världskriget

av Gian Piero Milanetti

”Natthäxorna” var det namn, fyllt av respekt, som de tyska flygarna på östfronten gav åt de kvinnliga sovjetiska stridsflygarna som natt efter natt bombade deras flygfält med sina bräckliga små dubbeldäckare.

Men det fanns många andra kvinnliga stridsflygare i det sovjetiska flygvapnet under andra världskriget: De flög även moderna störtbombplan och snabba jaktplan.

I den här boken beskriver flyghistorikern Gian Piero Milanetti deras dramatiska historia.

Knappast någon har gått djupare in på ämnet än Milanetti. Genom sina språkkunskaper har han forskat i både ryska och tyska arkiv, rest till platserna där striderna stod i Ryssland, besökt små lokala muséer och intervjuat många av de överlevande veteranerna.

Milanetti lämnar inga stenar orörda. Han granskar både tyska och ryska uppgifter kritiskt och ställer dem mot varandra.

Denna bok är ett absolut måste för envar som är intresserad av flyget under andra världskriget och östfronten.

Illustrerad med ett stort antal unika fotografier.

Storformat – A4!

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Råttkrutet

av Andreas Karlsson

Detta är boken för dig som älskar rafflande spänningsromaner med autentisk historisk bakgrund! En riktig bladvändare!

Råttkrutet utspelar sig år 1619 i det danska Halland. En framstående handelsman i staden avlider under mystiska omständigheter. Stadsfältskären är övertygad om att det rör sig om förgiftning och den till synes skyldige blir snabbt infångad. Men David upptäcker snart bevis som kullkastar allt, och lagens män står handfallna. Utredningen blir en svår prövning för David som brottas med ett olösligt mordfall samtidigt som han anfäktas av demoner från Kalmarkrigets dagar. Några helt ovidkommande detaljer leder plötsligt in David på ett helt nytt spår – med tankegångar som alla andra förbisett. . .

Författaren Andreas Karlsson har tidigare utkommit med 13 faktaböcker om 1600-talet. Genom mångåriga arkivstudier har han fått en djup inblick i dåtidens liv, leverne och föreställningsvärld, vilket genomsyrar hela denna spännande och fantasieggande roman. Med osviklig känsla för historiska detaljer förflyttar han läsaren tillbaka till folkvimlet och dofterna i 1600-talets Varberg. Boken med dess fylliga och rappa språk bjuder på dramatik och skratt, och ger samtidigt även en lite annorlunda historielektion.

 

ISBN: 978-91-88441-84-3

Hårdpärm

288 sidor

Format 138 x 210 mm

 

Nu har boken kommit! Beställ här eller köp i bokhandeln!

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Samtal med Lea Gleitman – om livet före, under och efter Förintelsen

Av Carina Åström

Möt ett gripande människoöde: Lea Gleitman är en av de sista överlevande från Förintelsen. Här får vi följa henne och hennes familjs öde från 1914 och fram till idag. Lea ger en skrämmande bild av tyskarnas behandling av judarna i Europa, men också av en värld av lycka i hennes hemland Polen med familj, släkt och vänner innan nazisterna kom. Den här boken är ett måste för dig som är intresserad av historia.

Författaren Carina Åström föddes den 4 december 1962 i Göteborg. Hon levde sina första 11 år på Hisingen och sedan flyttade hon till Lövgärdet i Angered. Hon växte upp hos sina morföräldrar Elsa och Gösta Åström och genom deras berättelser om deras liv väcktes ett stort intresse för historia och människoöden, framför allt under andra världskriget.

Idag arbetar hon som lärare i svenska som första och andra språk, tyska och historia. Hennes första bok i genren utkom på Vaktel förlag 2021, Det omöjliga som blev möjligt – Sanningen om Felix Kersten: De vita bussarna, Warszawasvenskarna och de svenska myndigheterna.

Format:155 mm x 210 mm x 20 mm
Antal sidor: 200
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Illustrerad

Utkommer i juli 2022

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Stalingrad – New Perspectives on an Epic Battle. Vol. 1: The Doomed City

With this work in two volumes, very much in the concept of the Stalingrad battle will change!

Stalingrad was the largest and most fateful defeat of the German army during World War II. Nothing affected the self-confidence of the German army and the mood of the population as much as this.

For this reason, much of the history writing about Stalingrad is largely incorrect. In the Western world, German officers came to dominate the story about the war on the Eastern Front during World War II, and as a result, historical facts have been deliberately distorted, and much has been swept under the carpet. In order to find the real story, it is necessary to go to the primary sources – on both sides! Christer Bergström has done this, and he has also interviewed a large number of the veterans who participated in the battle.

Among much that is addressed in Volume 1, which will be published in early 2022, will be:

* Why was Stalingrad so important?
* The unknown German defeat in the first battle of Stalingrad.
* How Finland (!) negatively affected the battle of Stalingrad for the Germans.
* How the Red Army learned and developed new operational skills.
* The Luftwaffe’s largest and never before discussed mistake in 1942.
* Soviet ”death soldiers.”

In addition, many myths are dismantled and the truth revealed, for example:

* The myth of the Red Army’s blocking troops.
* The myth that the Red Army voluntarily withdrew.
* The myth that the Germans arrogantly tried to bite off more than they could chew.
* The myth of the importance of Lend-Lease supplies from the United States to the Soviet Union.
* The myth of “Hitler’s mistakes”.

In general, this is a thorough reassessment and analysis of much of what is said to be the German ”mistakes” during this campaign.

This is Christer Bergström’s 40th book on World War II.

Volume 1 will be published in early 2022, and the conclusive Volume 2 will be published in October 2022, in time for the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Stalingrad.

This work on the ground war during the Battle of Stalingrad is the continuation of Christer Bergström’s previous book Operation Barbarossa 1941 : Hitler against Stalin and supplements his Black Cross/Red Star series about the air war on the Eastern Front.

“Christer Bergström is recognized as a prominent expert on the Second World War, not least concerning the Eastern Front. Bergström’s book is so extensive, profound, and detailed that I am totally taken aback.”

– Kjell E. Genberg in DAST Magazine on Christer Bergström’s previous book Operation Barbarossa 1941: Hitler against Stalin.

 More information will follow soon. Can’t wait? E-mail me at vaktelforlag@gmail.com

ISBN: 978-91-88441-56-0

330 pages
Size 155 × 230 mm
Hardcover
Illustrated with many previously unsees photos
Large and clear maps
QR codes with relevant film clips

 

In order to bring about a quick release of this book, I consider a crowdfunding-solution.  The crowdfunders will receive a personally signed copy of a special, numbered edition, and have their names printed as an acknowledgment in the book.

In order to bring about a quick release of this book, I consider a crowdfunding-solution: 1,200 SEK (USD$130) for both volumes The crowdfunders will also have their names printed as an acknowledgment in the book.

I ask everyone who wants to participate in the crowdfunding  with USD$130 or more to e-mail me.

This also applies to people who don’t want to crowdfund, but who wish to pre-order signed copies of both volumes for $84.00 (or $42.00 for one volume) plus postage.

And please spread the word on communities on the Internet!

One more thing: Please ask around at book stores in your country to find book stores interested in taking in a couple of copies. No one could inform them better than you of the great interest in this unique book!

/ Christer Bergström

 

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

 

 

To be published in early 2022

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Stalingrad – New Perspectives on an Epic Battle. Vol. 2: The City of Death

With this work in two volumes, very much in the concept of the Stalingrad battle will change!

Among much that is addressed in Volume 2, which will be published in November 2022–in time for the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Stalingradwill be:

* The need to focus on Stalingrad in particular.
* The realistic air bridge – and why it failed.
* How could the Russians persevere?
* General Paulus’s greatest mistake.
* What happened to the civilians in Stalingrad?
* The myths about ”Pavlov’s house” and the Mamayev Kurgan hill.
* The German plan to evacuate Stalingrad – and how it failed.
* A critical analysis of the history writing about Stalingrad.

Read an excerpt from Volume 2 here

Read more about Volume 1 (early 2022) here.

 

ISBN: 978-91-88441-98-0

330 pages
Size 155 × 230 mm
Hardcover
Illustrated with many previously unsees photos
Large and clear maps
QR codes with relevant film clips

 

In order to bring about a quick release of this book, I consider a crowdfunding-solution.  The crowdfunders will receive a personally signed copy of a special, numbered edition, and have their names printed as an acknowledgment in the book.

In order to bring about a quick release of this book, I consider a crowdfunding-solution: 1,200 SEK (USD$130) for both volumes The crowdfunders will also have their names printed as an acknowledgment in the book.

I ask everyone who wants to participate in the crowdfunding  with USD$130 or more to e-mail me.

This also applies to people who don’t want to crowdfund, but who wish to pre-order signed copies of both volumes for $84.00 (or $42.00 for one volume) plus postage.

And please spread the word on communities on the Internet!

One more thing: Please ask around at book stores in your country to find book stores interested in taking in a couple of copies. No one could inform them better than you of the great interest in this unique book!

/ Christer Bergström

Ships worldwide. To order: Emal me at vaktelforlag@gmail.com

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

To be published in November 2022, in time for the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Stalingrad.

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Svahnmärkt DVD

David Bowies Diamond Dogs 40

May 24, 2014 saw the 40th birthday of the David Bowie-album Diamond Dogs. Diamond Dogs is the record that ends Bowie’s glamrock-era and at the same time is sowing the seeds for what will become ”plastic soul”.

On that evening Micke Svahn, one of Sweden’s foremost interpreter of David Bowie, and his band Svahnmärkt performed the whole album live at Bryggarsalen in Stockholm. From the initial dystopia ”Future Legend” to the ending rat race ”Chant Of The Ever Circling Skeletal Family”.

Svahnmärkt is a classic rock trio. What’s making the band unique is being both a Bowie tribute-band and a band with their own original music. At the performance on this DVD Svahnmärkt is reinforced by four musicians: Max Lorentz, Kai Sundquist, Jörgen Sverin and Kjell Allinger. Additional guest artists also participate in several songs.

In the extras we find Max Lorentz’s own version of ”Let’s Dance”, the rarely performed ”Black Country Rock” and a completely unprepared encore in the shape of ”Heroes”.

The concert was a one-off. So, just experience a unique concert on this DVD. Unique both for the audience as well as for the performers in front of and behind the camera!

For orders outside Sweden, please contact us —here

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Sverigedemokraterna bakom kostymerna 2018-2021

av Maria & Peter Robsahm

”Sverigedemokraterna är nazister i kostym.” – Detta hörs ofta. Det kan låta som en tillspetsning, men med denna bok avslöjas att det faktiskt är en beskrivning av den verklighet som döljs inom detta parti.

Sverigedemokraternas nazistiska bakgrund är vid det här laget välkänd. Men hur ser det ut i dag? Genom en mängd fakta med noggrann källhänvisning avslöjar de kända demokratiförkämparna Maria och Peter Robsahm att nazism, fascistisk våldsdyrkan, antisemitism, kvinnohat fortfarande frodas under SD:s polerade yta. Den här boken handlar om Sverigedemokraterna idag.

Boken vill fungera som en varning till de riksdagspartier som vill släppa in detta mycket farliga parti i regeringssamarbete.

 

ISBN: 978-91-88441-86-7

Hårdpärm

120 sidor

Format 138 x 210 mm

 

Utkommer i maj 2021 – förbeställ nu!

279.00 kr
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The Ardennes 1944-1945 – Hitler’s Winter Offensive Revisited, Volume I

 

When Christer Bergström published the first English edition of his ground-breaking mammoth work The Ardennes 1944-1945: Hitler’s Winter Offensive in 2014, it hit the World War II community with the impact of an earthquake. Based upon tremendous research into primary sources and interviews with very many of the veterans, this book turned the previous image of the Battle of the Bulge completely upside-down.

Although tearing apart many myths that surrounded this battle it has hardly received any negative criticism – with such scrutiny has the author treated the sources and source references. This book has been called the new main reference work on the battle. It still remains at the very edge of historical research on this epic battle.

Especially the veterans from the Battle of the Bulge have praised the work as completely outstanding.

”At last a book which tells the truth about the Battle of the Bulge. It was a living hell!”

– That was the reaction on the book by Cornelius French, a veteran from U.S. 6th Armored Division ”The Super Sixth” in the Battle of the Bulge. This reaction is the typical by the many veterans from both sides that have read the book.

Among other overwhelmingly positive reviews, here is a small sample:

”The book is a tremendously accurate portrayal of a pivotal WWII winter battle in unforgiving forested terrain. Thank you very much for your effort.”

– Review by U.S. veteran from the Battle of the Bulge Colonel John M. Nolan, 30th Infantry Division.

”Overall, Bergstrom’s book probably ranks as the single best volume, with the most meat, the most photos, the best ancillary material, and the best maps.”

– Review by Bill Stone at Stone & Stone Second World War Books, 21 December 2014.

”I have never read a more outstanding World War II book. The most interesting thing about the book is that some previous assertions have to be revised, such as that the Battle of the Bulge was over when the Patton relieved Bastogne. Other news is that Manteuffel considered the plan to be ’brilliant.’ There is much, much more of the same kind! Many myths are convincingly dispelled. It is amazing how the author has been able to obtain all this credible and detailed information.”

– Review by Lars Navander, lieutenant colonel and former Intelligence Officer at the Swedish Headquarters.

Read more reviews on the book by clicking here.

The first two editions of The Ardennes 1944-1945, a mammoth book of over 500 pages in A4 size, have been sold out. With this new edition, the book is divided into two volumes.

This new Volume I deals with the background of and the build-up for the offensive, the surprising German strike, and the tremendous – and previously overlooked – German successes during the first period of the offensive. The previously covered-up German successes and American failures are presented and detailed and carefully analyzed.

The new Volume II deals with various turning points in the battle:

First the failure of SS-Kampfgruppe Peiper, the Allied Air Force’s severing of the German supply lines around Christmas, and Patton’s counter-offensive.

Next, the bitter defeat sustained by Patton’s Third U.S. Army in the tank battle at Bastogne, and several other German victories in tank battles that have previously been covered up in history writing, how the Luftwaffe actually gained air superiority, and the German offensive restarted in January 1945. Although the bloody battles in January 1945 cost both sides higher losses per day than in December 1944, they have been neglected in previous history writing. Here they are described in detail. The reason why the Ardennes Offensive failed is discussed, as are its quite significant repercussions.

  • Over 300 photographs
  • Many clear maps
  • QR codes with links to film clips from the actual battle
  • Appendices

The Ardennes 1944-1945 has been published in numerous languages: French, Spanish, Polish, Swedish, and Chinese. New foreign editions are about to emerge.

Published in December 2020!

Price per volume: £39.00 / $52.00 USD /43.90 EUR / 67.90 Canadian dollar / 70.90 AUS dollar / 449 SEK

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

Order your personally signed copy from the author at vaktelforlag@gmail.com

See the concluding Volume II here.

845.00 kr
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The Ardennes 1944-1945 – Hitler’s Winter Offensive Revisited, Volume II

 

When Christer Bergström published the first English edition of his ground-breaking mammoth work The Ardennes 1944-1945: Hitler’s Winter Offensive in 2014, it hit the World War II community with the impact of an earthquake. Based upon tremendous research into primary sources and interviews with very many of the veterans, this book turned the previous image of the Battle of the Bulge completely upside-down.

Although tearing apart many myths that surrounded this battle it has hardly received any negative criticism – with such scrutiny has the author treated the sources and source references. This book has been called the new main reference work on the battle. It still remains at the very edge of historical research on this epic battle.

Especially the veterans from the Battle of the Bulge have praised the work as completely outstanding.

”At last a book which tells the truth about the Battle of the Bulge. It was a living hell!”

– That was the reaction on the book by Cornelius French, a veteran from U.S. 6th Armored Division ”The Super Sixth” in the Battle of the Bulge. This reaction is the typical by the many veterans from both sides that have read the book.

Among other overwhelmingly positive reviews, here is a small sample:

”The book is a tremendously accurate portrayal of a pivotal WWII winter battle in unforgiving forested terrain. Thank you very much for your effort.”

– Review by U.S. veteran from the Battle of the Bulge Colonel John M. Nolan, 30th Infantry Division.

”Overall, Bergstrom’s book probably ranks as the single best volume, with the most meat, the most photos, the best ancillary material, and the best maps.”

– Review by Bill Stone at Stone & Stone Second World War Books, 21 December 2014.

”I have never read a more outstanding World War II book. The most interesting thing about the book is that some previous assertions have to be revised, such as that the Battle of the Bulge was over when the Patton relieved Bastogne. Other news is that Manteuffel considered the plan to be ’brilliant.’ There is much, much more of the same kind! Many myths are convincingly dispelled. It is amazing how the author has been able to obtain all this credible and detailed information.”

– Review by Lars Navander, lieutenant colonel and former Intelligence Officer at the Swedish Headquarters.

Read more reviews on the book by clicking here.

The first two editions of The Ardennes 1944-1945, a mammoth book of over 500 pages in A4 size, have been sold out. With this new edition, the book is divided into two volumes.

Volume I  (which will also be published in November 2020)deals with the background of and the build-up for the offensive, the surprising German strike, and the tremendous – and previously overlooked – German successes during the first period of the offensive. The previously covered-up German successes and American failures are presented and detailed and carefully analyzed.

The new Volume II deals with various turning points in the battle:

First the failure of SS-Kampfgruppe Peiper, the Allied Air Force’s severing of the German supply lines around Christmas, and Patton’s counter-offensive.

Next, the bitter defeat sustained by Patton’s Third U.S. Army in the tank battle at Bastogne, and several other German victories in tank battles that have previously been covered up in history writing, how the Luftwaffe actually gained air superiority, and the German offensive restarted in January 1945. Although the bloody battles in January 1945 cost both sides higher losses per day than in December 1944, they have been neglected in previous history writing. Here they are described in detail. The reason why the Ardennes Offensive failed is discussed, as are its quite significant repercussions.

  • 270 pages in each volume
  • Size: A4 (large size)
  • Hard cover
  • Over 300 photographs in total
  • Several clear maps
  • QR codes with links to film clips from the actual battle
  • Appendices

The Ardennes 1944-1945 has been published in numerous languages: French, Spanish, Polish, Swedish, and Chinese. New foreign editions are about to emerge.

Published in January 2021!

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

Order your personally signed copy from the author at vaktelforlag@gmail.com

See Volume I here.

845.00 kr
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