Atglen, PA: Schiffer, (2006),
First Edition. quarto, pictorial boards in pictorial dust jacket. 464pp. Schiffer, Item #30278
Volume Two of this monumental series. Sanke, Liersch and NPG postcards featuring German World War I aviators have been collected, traded, and reproduced in many publications over the years, but for the first time the author has focused on determining when, where, why, and by whom these pictures were taken, or when and why they were issued as postcards. This work pursues the answers to those questions, and unfolds like a detective story that relates the investigation and assembly of evidence from a wide variety of sources, including personal communications from the pilots and their families, period newspapers, and other contemporaneous wartime publications. A pioneering book that demonstrates the untapped potential that photographic artifacts from World War I still offer. Over 600 black and white photographs, including original images behind the postcards that have never been viewed by the modern public. As new.