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The Women Who Flew For Hitler: A True Story of Soaring Ambition and Searing Rivalry

Author: Claire Mulley.

The Women Who Flew For Hitler: A True Story of Soaring Ambition and Searing Rivalry

Author: Claire Mulley.

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Item #: D30211
Format: Paperback
Pages: 470
Publication Date: 2017
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 9781250183903
Though they were talented and courageous, fighting convention to join the Luftwaffe in 1930s Germany, rival fliers Hanna Reitsch and Melitta von Stauffenberg were vastly different women. Hanna was middle-class, vivacious, and proudly Aryan, while the darker, more self-effacing Melitta came from Prussian aristocracy. Both were driven by honor and patriotism; ... More
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Though they were talented and courageous, fighting convention to join the Luftwaffe in 1930s Germany, rival fliers Hanna Reitsch and Melitta von Stauffenberg were vastly different women. Hanna was middle-class, vivacious, and proudly Aryan, while the darker, more self-effacing Melitta came from Prussian aristocracy. Both were driven by honor and patriotism; but while Reitsch begged Hitler to let her fly him to safety in April 1945, Von Stauffenberg covertly supported the most famous attempt to assassinate him. As the author of The Spy Who Loved explains, their interwoven lives offer vivid insight into Nazi Germany and its attitudes toward women, class, and race.


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