APPRENTICE EAGLES

HOW DID THE LUFTWAFFE MANAGE TO TRAIN A FORCE OF MORE THAN ONE MILLION IN LESS THAN A DECADE? TOM DOCHERTY REVEALS THE STORY BEHIND GERMANY’S RAPID MILITARY RISE

TRAINING

LUFTWAFFE

A Jungmann of FFS A/B 11 with ski landing gear at Schunwalde in the winter of 1942-1943.

With the peace treaties that ended the Great War, the defeated Germany was stripped of the potential to again become a military power of substance. This was particularly so in aviation where combat aircraft construction and operational aircrew training had been outlawed.

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