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The Women Who Flew for Hitler

with Clare Mulley
  • 5 March
The Women Who Flew for Hitler

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11am, Lunch 12.15pm

Showing on Thu 5 Mar

The true story of Hitler’s Valkyries

The extraordinary story of the only two female test pilots who served Nazi Germany, yet who ended their lives on opposite sides of history. Brilliant pilot Hanna Reitsch, a fanatical Nazi, was the world’s first woman to fl y a helicopter, and later tested rocket planes, and even a manned version of a prototype cruise missile. Her nemesis, Melitta von Stauffenberg, test pilot for the Stuka dive bombers that were synonymous with the Blitzkrieg, and exceptional aeronautical engineer, was part Jewish. In July 1944 she secretly supported the most famous attempt on Hitler’s life, but her story did not end there.

Clare Mulley returns following her visit earlier this year with The Spy Who Loved.

“Thrilling” Daily Telegraph

LUNCH: Braised ox cheek, heritage carrots, salsa verde, mashed celeriac and red wine jus
V: Grilled king oyster mushroom, veg as above with chestnut velouté; Sticky toffee pudding, butterscotch sauce, clotted cream

11am, Lunch 12.15pm

£26 including lunch, £10 to listen only

A booking fee of £1.75 per ticket applies.