The Women Who Flew for Hitler

A True Story of Soaring Ambition and Searing Rivalry
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Product Number: DD33601
Released: Aug 08, 2017
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ISBN: #9781541409934
Narrator/s: Christa Lewis
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Hanna Reitsch and Melitta von Stauffenberg were talented, courageous, and strikingly attractive women who fought convention to make their names in the male-dominated field of flight in 1930s Germany. With the war, both became pioneering test pilots and were awarded the Iron Cross for service to the Third Reich. But they could not have been more different and neither woman had a good word to say for the other. Hanna was middle-class, vivacious, and distinctly Aryan, while the darker, more self-effacing Melitta came from an aristocratic Prussian family. Both were driven by deeply held convictions about honor and patriotism; but ultimately, while Hanna tried to save Hitler's life, begging him to let her fly him to safety in April 1945, Melitta covertly supported the most famous attempt to assassinate the FUhrer. Their interwoven lives provide vivid insight into Nazi Germany and its attitudes toward women, class, and race. Acclaimed biographer Clare Mulley gets under the skin of these two distinctive and unconventional women, giving a full-and as yet largely unknown-account of their contrasting yet strangely parallel lives, against a changing backdrop of the 1936 Olympics, the Eastern Front, the Berlin Air Club, and Hitler's bunker.

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Author(s): Clare Mulley
Narrator(s): Christa Lewis
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Released: Aug 08, 2017
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Author(s): Clare Mulley
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