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> Dan Vizanty. Destinul unui pilot de vanatoare, Daniel Focsa / Institutul European 2010
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Posted: July 24, 2012 09:47 pm
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QUOTE (Fratello @ July 23, 2012 03:42 pm)
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So, how many years was he jailed as political prisoner ?


In 1961 Vizanty was condemned to 5 years in prison, but I think he was released after one year and a half.

Thank you, Fratello.

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As a white collar working class member, who is not a professional historian, I either buy engineering books, either books comprehending a whole field or a whole subject, and not related to individuals.
Some examples: "The First World War" (by Hew Stracham), "Battle at Sea - 3000 years of naval warfare" (by R.G. Grant), "Imperial China - (years) 900-1800" (by F.W. Mote), "Illustrated Encyclopedia of Military Aircraft - 1914 to the present" (by Enzo Angelucci), "Romania Regelui Carol I" (text: Matei Cazacu, selection of photos: Ovidiu Morar)
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Posted: July 25, 2012 12:36 pm
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Congratulations.
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Posted: July 31, 2012 03:43 pm
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For Bucharest, the book is still available to "Eminescu" bookshop, near Universitate, Elisabeta Avenue.

http://www.librariaeminescu.ro/isbn/973-61...ot-de-vanatoare

It is a best seller, as they told me. :)

For the rest of the country, you must contact the publishing house.

http://www.euroinst.ro/autor.php?id=806
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Posted: August 01, 2012 10:41 am
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5 rewiews to "Dan Vizanty. Destinul unui pilot de vanatoare", prefata de Neagu Djuvara:


“Daniel Focşa s-a specializat în lucrări de istorie privind aviaţia românească. Istoricul bucureştean a publicat volumul Escadrila Albă (…). Acum el consacră un volum lui Dan Vizanty (…). Volumul cuprinzător al lui Daniel Focşa conţine reconstituirea de către autor a carierei spectaculoase de pilot a lui Vizanty, dar şi pagini scrise chiar de acesta (…)”.
Horia Gârbea, În Iad – loc de mai bine, în “Luceafărul de dimineaţă”, nr 37 (955), miercuri 29 septembrie 2010, p. 13.


“Toată scriitura cărţii este palpitantă, iar textul e plin de amănunte interesante despre aviaţia română şi despre istoria militară a perioadei dintre 1931 când Vizanty îşi începe cariera şi până la finele războiului. Volumul lui Daniel Focşa constituie o lectură atractivă prin contribuţia autorului, ca şi a eroului său”.
Horia Gârbea, Alţi trei autori în trei genuri literare, în “Naţiunea”, an XXI, nr. 578 (1043), 22 – 28 septembrie 2010, p. 8.


“Daniel Focşa ne poartă alături de căpitanul aviator Dan Vizanty, comandant de escadrilă, în câteva secvenţe de lupte eroice pentru apărarea Bucureştiului şi a zonei petroliere Ploieşti. Survolăm ziua de glorie 10 iunie 1944, în care, cu avionul românesc IAR 80, Vizanty şi Grupul 6 Vânătoare le-au oferit americanilor o lecţie de inclus în manualele de istorie”.
Lt. Constantin Piştea, Un român de esenţă tare, în „Observatorul militar” an XX nr. 39 (1072) (29 septembrie – 5 octombrie 2010), p. 16.


“Cartea istoricului Daniel Focşa, Dan Vizanty, destinul unui pilot de vânătoare, apărută la Institutul European, prefațată chiar de Neagu Djuvara, este remarcabilă prin tot ceea ce ne oferă, informații precise venite din partea istoricului, dar și pagini de memorialistică ale celui care, practic, a măturat veacul de la un capăt la altul, născut în l910 și decedat în 1992”.
Dan Stanca, Vizanty, eroul aerului, în “Timpul” 2010
http://www.ziarultimpul.ro/cultura/restitu...-eroul-aerului/


“Povestea lui Dan Vizanty este povestea cuiva care a trăit şi a luptat dincolo de Cortina de fier a timpului, înainte de instaurarea la putere a regimurilor-marionetă ale democraţiei populare”
Mihai Gheorghiu, Un gentleman moldav, în „Observator cultural” nr 555 din 17.12.2010.
http://www.observatorcultural.ro/index.htm...articleID=24705
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Posted: May 11, 2013 05:53 pm
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For them who tell I didn't use military archives for this book (evan I haven't to justify my work in front of anybody):

- I used personal / family archives including a lot of military documents;
- I used military documents find to CNSAS not to Military Archives in Pitesti;
- I also used military documents already published in another books or articles;

Here is the answer to me, from the military Archives in Pitesti, who tell that the personal officer file of Dan Vizanty don't exist anymore in their archives:

http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/2026/img3225dr.jpg

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Posted: May 12, 2013 06:28 am
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I also looked for his personal file in the Pitesti Military Archives about 10 years ago, but could not find it.

Since Vizanty defected to France, his personal file may have been transferred to the Securitate.

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Posted: May 12, 2013 10:13 am
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Yes, because I found some pages of his personal file (the years 41 - 44), in his Securitate file, to CNSAS.
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Posted: May 12, 2013 01:25 pm
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Mr. Focsa, since I've not read your book, how did you handle Vizanty's claim that he shot down 12 four-engine US bombers?

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Posted: May 12, 2013 02:33 pm
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If you did not read the book, you may do it.

Sincerely, I don't remember now exactly each victory of him, but what I found is 16 victories (43 or 46 in ARR system, this is not sure) and he pretended to shut down 4 german planes in Tcechoslovakia. But I didn't find that all 12 (until august 1944) were four-engines US bombers.

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Posted: July 25, 2013 07:03 pm
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Historian Elena Dragomir about my book:

http://elenadragomirro.wordpress.com/2013/...mei-si-soareci/
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Posted: August 10, 2013 12:06 am
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Mihai Gheorghiu in "Observatorul Cultural":

http://www.observatorcultural.ro/Un-gentle...es_details.html
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Posted: August 15, 2013 09:21 pm
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Interesting article, offering a somewhat different perspective. Only ond detail: I think the Polish example, referred to the Soviets, might not be the best. As far as I know, following the Soviet intervention/invasion in 17 September 1939, the Polish General Staff gave order to the troops to fall back from the East. Only in 2-3 instances did the Poles engage the Soviet aggressors (quite sucessful from the tactical point of view, but with no effect on the final outcome).
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For the Romanians living in United States, or for any researcher who wants to see this book (written in romanian with a french abstract), you may find it to Hoover Library - Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, Stanford University, California.
http://www.hoover.org/library-and-archives

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