History Press 2014
Hardback 208pp Illustrated
9780750952972   Product Code: 22320
Hanna Reitsch's flying prowess in the 1930s made her a star of Nazi propaganda; she became a highly decorated test pilot and one of Hitler's most loyal followers, present in the Fuhrerbunker in the final days of the Reich. This biography of the German aviatrix reviews her career during the Nazi years, her record-breaking exploits as a glider pilot in the 1950s and 1960s, and the politics that made her a controversial figure up to her death in 1979.