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The German Aces Speak II

World War II Through the Eyes of Four More of the Luftwaffe's Most Important Commanders
Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
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Publisher's Summary

The much-anticipated sequel to The German Aces Speak gives voice to four more of WWII's most noteworthy German pilots. 

When The German Aces Speak was published in 2011, Air & Space/Smithsonian magazine welcomed Colin Heaton's and Anne-Marie Lewis' masterful command of interview-based narrative, writing, “[W]hat might have been numbing recitations of dogfights are instead vivid descriptions of life as a warrior during World War II.” 

Indeed, it is this unexpected perspective, brought to life by the authors' neutrality and thoughtful research, that illuminates a side of war largely hidden from the American public: the experience of the German Luftwaffe pilot. 

In The German Aces Speak II, Heaton and Lewis paint a picture of the war through the eyes of four more of Germany's most significant pilots - Johannes Steinhoff, Erich Alfred Hartmann, Guther Rall, and Dieter Hrabak - put together from numerous interviews personally conducted by Heaton from the 1980s through the 2000s. The four ex-Luftwaffe fighter aces bring the past to life as they tell their stories about the war, their battles, their off-duty lives, their lives after the war, and perhaps most importantly, how they felt about serving under the Nazi leadership of Hermann Göring and Adolf Hitler. 

Together, the memories of the events captured in The German Aces Speak II continue one of today's most unique World War II series, unearthing a facet of the war that has gone widely overlooked for the American public.

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Very interesting read.

Good format for a talking book, with lots of short stories within, so you can give it a miss for a while and not struggle to get back in.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-09-2018

Get this if you have any interest in WW2 aviation.

My favorite part of this and Volume One is, most of these guys know and served together. You will hear several of same stories repeated over, except from different points of view. In my opinion it gives the reader a better overview of what these guys were thinking.

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  • RAP61
  • 16-09-2018

excellent, fascinating

excellent book, appreciate the people who take the time to document these interviews so their words are never lost.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-10-2018

Absolutely magnificent

Both books are a work of art. As a pilot it is indescribably fascinating. 10/10

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  • Laura
  • 28-08-2018

German Luftwaffe fighter pilots

Worth a listen / read....
Gives an insight into the day to day lives of German ace pilots with the knights cross , oak leaves , swords and diamonds which are high ranking officers awards for kills etc.
Particularly interesting the meetings with hitler ....
Not brilliant but worth a listen .
Regards,
JJ Young