Helen Fry in Conversation with Clare Mulley: The Women Who Flew for Hitler
A riveting biography of two of the most highly decorated women test pilots.
Women in a Men’s World
Hanna Reitsch and Melitta von Stauffenberg were talented, courageous and strikingly attractive women who 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 both were awarded the Iron Cross for service to the Third Reich. But they could not have been more different and neither woman had a good word to say for the other.
In the series:
Jan. 8, 2023: Michael Smith on the UK – US intelligence relationship Jan. 29, 2023: Sigmund Freud’s Family and Escape from Vienna Feb. 5, 2023: Clare Mulley on the Women Who Flew For Hitler Feb. 12, 2023: Joseph Sassoon on The Global Merchants April 2, 2023: Susan Ronald on Hitler’s Aristocrats