Military historian and aviation journalist Albert Grandolini was born in Vietnam and gained an MA in History from Paris' Sorbonne University. His primary research focus is on contemporary conflicts in general, and particularly on the military history of Asia. Having spent his childhood in South Vietnam, the Vietnam War has been one of his main field of research. He is the author of the books Fall of the Flying Dragon: South Vietnamese Air Force (1973-1975) with Harpia Publishing and two volumes on Vietnam’s Easter Offensive of 1972 with Helion & Company in the 'Asia@War' series; he is also the co-author of three volumes of the Libyan Air Wars with Helion in the 'Africa@War' series. He has also written numerous articles for a variety of British, French and German magazines, such as Air Enthusiast, Flieger Revue Extra, Fana de l’aviation, Tank Zone and Batailles et Blindés. He has regularly contributed to the Air Combat Information Group (ACIG) and the Au Delà de la Colline military history French website.