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The True Account of a German Fighter Ace flying ME 109,s,
This review is from: I flew for the Fuhrer: Story of a German Airman (CASSELL MILITARY PAPERBACKS) (Paperback)
A fabulous acount of what it was like to serve in Germany's Luftwaffe through the early successful period, though the decline
and finally,to humilliating defeat. Though Heinz Knoke was obviously a fantastic pilot he alone, could not stop the march of history.From his early life, to joining the Luftwaffe, to the harsh training, this is a charming book which chronicles the characters and the organisation that went to form a flight of ME 109,s, hell bent on stopping the bombers of the Allies. His account of a frontal attack on a Flying Fortress at some 600mph closing speed made the hairs on the back ofmy neck stand up.The book has an ironic ending too, that I won,t spoil for the readers of this great book.
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Initial post: 27 Apr 2011 12:36:06 BDT
James A. Cairney says:
'Fabulous' and 'charming' are weird words to use in a review of a book about Nazis. Perhaps it's very well written and a very interesting story, but 'fabulous' and 'charming' reek of the fetish club.
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