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The Resource The women who flew for Hitler : a true story of soaring ambition and searing rivalry, Clare Mulley

The women who flew for Hitler : a true story of soaring ambition and searing rivalry, Clare Mulley

Label
The women who flew for Hitler : a true story of soaring ambition and searing rivalry
Title
The women who flew for Hitler
Title remainder
a true story of soaring ambition and searing rivalry
Statement of responsibility
Clare Mulley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Despite Hitler's dictates on women's place being in the home, two fiercely defiant female pilots were awarded the Iron Cross during the Second World War. Other than this unique distinction and a passion for flying that bordered on addiction, these women could not have been less alike. One was Aryan Nazi poster-girl Hanna Reitsch, an unsurpassed pilot, who is now best-known for being the last person to fly into Berlin-under-siege in April 1945, in order to beg Hitler to let her save him. He refused and killed himself two days later. The other pilot was her antithesis, a brilliant aeronautical engineer and test-pilot Melitta Schenk Grafin von Stauffenberg who was part Jewish. She used her value to the Luftwaffe as a means to protect her family. When her brother-in-law, Claus von Stauffenberg, planned the Valkyrie attack to assassinate the Fuehrer, she agreed to provide the transport. Both women repeatedly risked their lives to change the history of the Third Reich--one in support of and the other in opposition. Mulley shows, through dazzling film-like scenes suffused in glamour and danger, that their interwoven dramas are a powerful forgotten story of conformity and resistance and the very strength of women at the heart of the Second World War"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.54/49430922
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Label
The women who flew for Hitler : a true story of soaring ambition and searing rivalry, Clare Mulley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
470 pages
Isbn
9781250063670
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 380602
  • (HPL)256381
  • 380602
Label
The women who flew for Hitler : a true story of soaring ambition and searing rivalry, Clare Mulley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
470 pages
Isbn
9781250063670
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 380602
  • (HPL)256381
  • 380602

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