The Women Who Flew for Hitler

The Women Who Flew for Hitler

The True Story of Hitler's Valkyries

Hardback494pp Illustrated232x152mm

9781447274209     Product Code: 508004

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Pioneering aviators Hanna Reitsch and Melitta von Stauffenberg shared the distinction of being the only women test pilots in the Luftwaffe, but their backgrounds and personalities were sharply contrasted. This double biography gives an account of their parallel rise to prominence, their remarkable aviation careers and their differing attitudes, mirroring the divisions in Nazi Germany: Hanna, the glamorous darling of the new Reich; and the aristocratic Melitta, implicated in the plot to assassinate Hitler.

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