Overrun Arados (Aviation News Vol. 17, No. 10, 30 September–13 October 1988)

On an Evil Journey … (Aviation News Vol. 18, No. 12, 27 October–9 November 1989)

Special Publication No. 3, Seen and Heard — Some Contemporary Descriptions of Luftwaffe Paint Schemes (Luftwaffe Circle, Auburn Al., 1 March 1992)

Special Publication No. 7, The Mythical Unicorn: A Brief History of Sonderverband Einhorn (Luftwaffe Circle, Auburn Al., 1 November 1994)

Aufklärungsstaffel Kaatsch (Luftwaffe Verband Journal No. 35, Cary NC, July 2003)

Le Stuka dans la Décharge (Aéro-Journal, Agen-Boé, France, August/September 2003)

Comment Saint-Ex a péri: entre mythes et réalités (Aérojournal, Marseille, France, June/July 2008: ISSN 1962-2430)

NSG 9 — der Kampf bei Nacht (Flugzeug Classic, München, November 2010)


Nick Beale: Ghost Bombers, the Moonlight War of NSG 9: Luftwaffe Night Attack Operations from Anzio to the Alps (Classic Publications Ltd., Crowborough, November 2001) ISBN 1 903223 15 6

Nick Beale: Kampfflieger Volume Four, Bombers of the Luftwaffe, Summer 1943–May 1945 (Classic Publications, Hersham, July 2005) ISBN 1 903223 50 4

Nick Beale, Ferdinando D’Amico and Gabriele Valentini: Air War Italy 1944–45, the Axis Air Forces from the Liberation of Rome to the Surrender (Airlife Publishing Ltd., Shrewsbury, May 1996) ISBN 1 85310 252 0

J. Richard Smith, Chris Goss, Martin Pegg, Andrew Arthy, Nick Beale & Robert Forsyth: Schlachtflieger: Luftwaffe Ground-Attack Units 1937–1945 (Midland Publishing, Hinckley, July 2007) ISBN-10: 1857802748 and ISBN-13: 978-1857802740

Co-author (with Eddie J. Creek and J. Richard Smith) of an appendix The Camouflage and Markings of JV 44 in Robert Forsyth: JV 44–The Galland Circus (Classic Publications Ltd., Burgess Hill, 1996) ISBN 0 9526867 0 8

A pall of brown smoke was all that remained, chapter 18 of J. Richard Smith & Eddie J. Creek: Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Volume Two, 1943–1944 (Classic Publications, Hersham, 2012) ISBN 9781906537302

Catastrophic state of affairs, burning aircraft etc., chapter 25 of J. Richard Smith & Eddie J. Creek: Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Volume Three, 1944–1945 (Classic Publications, Hersham, 2013) ISBN 9781906537319

Air War Italy 1944–45 in translation

Luftwaffe we Wloszech 1944 (Wydawnictwo Militaria, Warsaw, 1998) ISBN 83-7219-014-3

Luftwaffe we Wloszech 1945 (Wydawnictwo Militaria, Warsaw, 1998) ISBN 83-7219-022-4

The book was translated into Polish as a two-volume softback in A4 format, with some extra aircraft colour profiles which neither my co-authors nor I had any part in nor knew about. Also, not all of the airfield plans in the original were used.

Az olaszországi légi háború: a tengelyhatalmi légierők története Róma felszabadításától a fegyverletételig (Hajja & Fiai, Debrecen, 2001) ISBN 963 9329 16 9

In 2004, Ferdinando D'Amico discovered on the Internet that there had also been a Hungarian translation published three years previously. This was a complete surprise to the three of us. Airlife Publishing had gone into liquidation by this time and so we were unable find out how this edition had come about without our knowledge. In 2005, Csaba Becze (for whose help we are very grateful) arranged for us to receive copies. This book is a laminated hardback and appears to contain evertyhing that was in the original apart from the aircraft colour profiles.

Aeromaster produced three sheets of 1/48 scale decals based on Gabriele Valentini's colour profiles from Air War Italy 1944–45. "Air War Over Italy Part I" featured two Luftwaffe and two ANR Bf 109s; "Part II", three ANR Bf 109s and a Croatian one; "Part III" covered three Ju 188s and an Ar 234.

Music journalism

Reviews of recorded and live music for fRoots, the monthly roots music magazine, from May 1985–January 2010 (but currently on an indefinite break).


These are the things I've written and co-written apart from the material on this website.

I lost track long ago of the number of music reviews I've done — getting on for a thousand, I'd guess.

Nick Beale
















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