Sunday, 7 March 2010
Luftwaffe Gallery - new photo book series from the Mombeek stable
Erik Mombeeck is of course well known for his detailed Jagdwaffe unit histories. Now Erik has decided to open up his huge photo archive to the rest of us in the form of a monograph series. Each issue will be a large format A-4 landscape booklet of some 50-60 pages of photos supported by text and profile artworks by Thierry Dekker. Issue 1 due end April.
I've spent the best part of the past two months putting all the captions and other text pages into English. The publication is now at the printers.There are now some page views available on Erik's site at http://www.luftwaffe.be./ Go to "What's New". As you can see there are some exciting subjects including a period colour Ju88 gallery & lots of Emils in rare Battle of Britain schemes to name just two..
Incidentally one of the ideas behind this new photo book series was that it should serve as a shop window for what the Mombeeck 'team' are doing with their bigger unit histories, so there will be pages on JG1, JG2, JG 26 etc etc - showing what is to come and including new images that didn't make the first editions last time around. But it's not all fighters I hasten to add.