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Few perspectives epitomize the sheer drama and sacrifice of combat more perfectly than those of the fighter pilots of World War II. As romanticized as any soldier in history, the World War II fighter pilot was viewed as larger than life: a dashing soul waging war amongst the clouds. In the 65-plus years since the Allied victory, stories of these pilots' heroics have never been in short supply. But what about their adversaries - the highly skilled German aviators who pushed the Allies to the very brink of defeat?
Of all of the Luftwaffe's fighter aces, the stories of Walter Krupinski, Adolf Galland, Eduard Neumann, and Wolfgang Falck shine particularly bright. In The German Aces Speak, for the first time in any book, these four prominent and influential Luftwaffe fighter pilots reminisce candidly about their service in World War II. Personally interviewed by author and military historian Colin Heaton, they bring the past to life as they tell their stories about the war, their battles, their lives, and, perhaps most importantly, how they felt about serving under the Nazi leadership of Hermann Göring and Adolf Hitler.
©2011 Colin D. Heaton and Anne-Marie Lewis (P)2017 Tantor
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5 out of 5 stars
By Philip Gehman on 19-12-2017

The best German side account on record!!

The detail and story lines are awesome! I have new found respect for the German Air Force and am profoundly grateful that someone took the time to put these story on paper!
Narration is a bit overly pronounced but pretty good.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jenna Dahl on 07-12-2017

Simply amazing

Truly an epic perspective that is hardly never heard! A must read if you want to see WWII from the opposite view of the allies.

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By nathan on 05-12-2017

Exceptional

Fantastic look Into Luftwaffe operations, experiences and tragedies.
I would have liked to have Eric hartmanns experience added in as well, also more lower down aces stories rather than 'top brass' but I suppose many never lived to tell their story...

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2 out of 5 stars
By rats404 on 13-05-2018

Appalling narration. So robotic, I'm returning it

I couldn't get through the foreword, because the narration was so bad. Inflection and stress during each sentence is completely off. it sounds like a text to speech program. I would love to hear the reminiscences of these pilots, but will be returning the title.

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