Synopses & Reviews
Photos of aircraft scrap heaps, or "graveyards," taken by advancing Allied troops in North Africa and Europe from 1942 onwards, is a subject of proven popularity with aircraft enthusiasts and modelers. These scrap heaps often contained rare mixes of aircraft bearing unit markings and schemes not seen in more conventional and well-known views. Sometimes these photos serve to disprove previous theories. Where possible, this book provides before and after photos of the aircraft featured, showing it in service as well as in its "graveyard" condition. Aircraft covered in this book include all types - fighters, bombers, nightfighters, transports, and maritime aircraft.
Many of the photographs in this book were taken by advancing Allied troops in North Africa and Europe from 1942 onwards, others show aircraft shot down over England or come from Germany after the collapse of the Third Reich. They therefore form a valuable repository of information on aircraft, often from lesser-known units, at various stages of the War.
About the Author
Brett Green was born in 1960, and lives in Sydney, Australia, with his wife and two children. His interests include aircraft history and camouflage, building scale models, photography and flying. Following a 20-year career in the telecommunications industry, Brett wrote his first book, 'Augsburg's Last Eagles', which dealt with the colors, markings and variants of late-war Messerschmitt Bf 109s. This was followed up by 'Stormbird Colors' on the Me 262 jet fighter. He has also written eight books in the Osprey Modelling Series.