Published Date: March 13, 2019
Publisher- Dead Reckoning, an imprint of Naval Institute Press.
256 Pages; Full Colour
6.62 x 10.25ins
As the German Army smashes deep into the Soviet Union and the defenders of the Motherland retreat in disarray, a new squadron arrives at a Russian forward airbase. Like all night bomber units, they risk fiery death flying obsolete biplanes against the invader-but unlike the rest, these pilots and navigators are women. In the lethal skies above the Eastern front, they will become a legend-known to friend and foe alike as the Night Witches.
From the beginning of The Night Witches you are taken into a exhilarating journey. These are the real-life Supergirls, Wonder Women of the world. A three chapter/three-part series; The Night Witches, Motherland, The Fall and Rise of Anna Kharkova. The Night Witches chapter takes you up close and personal into the Soviet skies and these airborne sweethearts aren’t taking any crap! The emotions, blood and sweat and tears are carried throughout the first chapter and you can feel the energy, power and force of the Night Witches Prepare yourself for some blood and drama. After all, this is a honest account of events in military history. A genius of an illustrated story. The second chapter continues into the Motherland. Get ready to be pulled into explosive air stunts, victorious celebratory drama as you’re catapulted into another heart stopping chapter with the climatic rising of the heroine, Anna Kharkova. The book ends with an afterword by legendary writer, Garth Ennis (Preacher, Hitman, The Boys, The Punisher) and the book concludes with a Russ Braun sketchbook, including a number of sketches from the series. The Night Witches is a throat punching reality check into the spoils of WW2. Your book shelf is hungry for this entertaining read with it’s colourful imagery and dramatic illustrations along with the superb writing from Garth Ennis. He writes with a descriptive flow as if you are there with the Night Witches and you can feel the adventure, struggles and the strengths from within these pages. The psychology from his style of writing is an accuracy which is paramount. This book is highly recommended for comic readers, history, military enthusiasts and book collectors, alike.
Available from all good book stores, including their own webstore https://www.usni.org/press/books/night-witches