The German Aces Speak

The German Aces Speak

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DIVDIVFor the first time, four German WWII pilots share their side of the story./divDIV /divDIVFew perspectives epitomize the sheer drama and sacrifice of combat more perfectly than those of the fighter pilots of World War II. As romanticized as any soldier in history, the WWII fighter pilot was viewed as larger than life: a dashing soul waging war amongst the clouds. In the sixty-five-plus years since the Allied victory, stories of these pilotsa€™ heroics have never been in short supply. But what about their adversariesa€”the highly skilled German aviators who pushed the Allies to the very brink of defeat?/divDIV /divDIVOf all of the Luftwaffea€™s fighter aces, the stories of Walter Krupinski, Adolf Galland, Eduard Neumann, and Wolfgang Falck shine particularly bright. In The German Aces Speak, for the first time in any book, these four prominent and influential Luftwaffe fighter pilots reminisce candidly about their service in World War II. Personally interviewed by author and military historian Colin Heaton, they bring the past to life as they tell their stories about the war, their battles, their lives, and, perhaps most importantly, how they felt about serving under the Nazi leadership of Hermann GApring and Adolf Hitler. From thrilling air battles to conflicts on the ground with their own commanders, the acesa€™ memories disclose a side of World War II that has gone largely unseen by the American public: the experience of the German pilot./div/divHe told us about the war in Russia, and you had the feeling that you were listening to a complete madman. ... raving lunatic, and by the time the meeting was over, Hartmann and I needed another drink, and Barkhorn kept saying, a€œI told you so.

Title:The German Aces Speak
Author:Colin D. Heaton, Anne-Marie Lewis, Brig. Gen. Robin Olds, USAF (Ret.), Oberleutnant Kurt Schulze
Publisher:Zenith Press - 2011-11-15


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