Upcoming Events

Clare Mulley - 'The Women Who Flew For Hitler'

Category
Upcoming Events
Date
2018-07-22 15:00 - 17:30
Venue
All Saints Church, Victoria Square, Penarth, CF64 3EH

'The Women Who Flew For Hitler' is a riveting double biography of Nazi Germany's most highly decorated women test pilots - Hitler's personal Valkyries. 

Hanna Reitsch and Melitta von Stauffenberg were talented, courageous and strikingly attractive women who fought convention to make their names in the male dominated world 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.

Hanna was middle-class, vivacious and distinctly Aryan, while the darker, more self-effacing Melitta, came 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 Fuhrer. Their overlapping lives provide a vivid insight into Nazi Germany and its attitudes to women, to class and to race.

 

Tickets to this event are £10, which includes tea and cake and a discount on book purchases.

 

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