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The Resource The women who flew for Hitler : the true story of Hitler's Valkyries, Clare Mulley

The women who flew for Hitler : the true story of Hitler's Valkyries, Clare Mulley

Label
The women who flew for Hitler : the true story of Hitler's Valkyries
Title
The women who flew for Hitler
Title remainder
the true story of Hitler's Valkyries
Statement of responsibility
Clare Mulley
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Hanna Reitsch and Melitta von Stauffenberg were strikingly attractive, courageous, ambitious women who fought convention to make their names in the male-dominated field of flight - both were pioneering test pilots and both 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 and distinctly Aryan, while Melitta, though from an aristocratic Prussian family, was part-Jewish, and 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 assassination attempt on the Fuehrer. Their lives constantly overlapped, offering a vivid insight into Nazi Germany and its attitudes to women, to class and to race. Clare Mulley gets under the skin of these two most distinctive and unconventional women, telling the full story 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
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mulley, Clare
Dewey number
940.5449430922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stauffenberg, Melitta
  • Reitsch, Hanna
  • Air pilots
  • Women air pilots
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
Label
The women who flew for Hitler : the true story of Hitler's Valkyries, Clare Mulley
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 435-453) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060467912
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
470xxiii, 470 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781447274209
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, facsimiles, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)999610729
Label
The women who flew for Hitler : the true story of Hitler's Valkyries, Clare Mulley
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 435-453) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060467912
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
470xxiii, 470 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781447274209
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, facsimiles, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)999610729

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