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

with Clare Mulley
15:40 - 16:40
£15 non-subscriber, £12 subscriber

Brilliant pilots Hanna Reitsch and Melitta von Stauffenberg fought convention to make their names in the male-dominated field of flight in 1930s Germany. With the war, both became pioneering test pilots and were awarded the Iron Cross for service to the Third Reich. In this talk, Clare Mulley will get under the skin of these two distinctive and unconventional women, shedding new light on their contrasting life-choices yet strangely parallel lives against a changing backdrop of the 1936 Olympics, the Eastern Front, the Berlin Air Club, and Hitler’s bunker. 

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Clare Mulley is an award-winning author and journalist whose books include The Spy Who Loved and The Woman Who Saved the Children

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