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Pathfinder Pioneer: The Memoir of a Lead Bomber...
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In this engaging audiobook, we see how an 18-year-old miner shoveling ore from deep in the ground in Utah suddenly found himself, only two years later, 30,000 feet in the air over Nazi Germany, piloting a Flying Fortress in the first wave of America's air counteroffensive in Europe. Like thousands of other young Americans, Ray Brim was plucked by the US Army to be a combat flyer and was quickly pitted against the hardened veterans of the Luftwaffe. Brim turned out to have a natural knack for flying, however, and was assigned to the select squadron developing lead Pathfinder techniques while experimenting with radar. He was among the first to test the teeth of the Luftwaffe's defenses, and once those techniques had been honed, thousands of other bomber crews would follow into the maelstrom, from which 80,000 never returned. Pathfinder Pioneer gives us vivid insights into the genesis of the American air campaign, told with the humor, attention to detail, and humility that captures the heart and soul of our Greatest Generation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Pruden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/008032/bk_tant_008032_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The Fall of France: The History of Nazi Germany...
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My Luftwaffe is invincible.... And so now we turn to England. How long will this one last - two, three weeks? (Hermann Goering, June 1940) One of the most famous people in the world came to tour the city of Paris for the first time on June 28, 1940. Over the next three hours, he rode through the city's streets, stopping to tour L'Opéra Paris. He rode down the Champs-Elysées toward the Trocadero and the Eiffel Tower, where he had his picture taken. After passing through the Arc de Triomphe, he toured the Pantheon and old medieval churches, though he did not manage to see the Louvre or the Palace of Justice. Heading back to the airport, he told his staff, "It was the dream of my life to be permitted to see Paris. I cannot say how happy I am to have that dream fulfilled today." Four years after his tour, Adolf Hitler would order the city's garrison commander, General Dietrich von Choltitz, to destroy Paris, warning his subordinate that the city "must not fall into the enemy's hand except lying in complete debris." Of course Paris was not destroyed before the Allies liberated it, but it would take more than four years for them to wrest control of France from Nazi Germany after they took the country by storm in about a month in 1940. That said, it's widely overlooked today given how history played out that as the power of Nazi Germany grew alarmingly during the 1930s, the French sought means to defend their territory against the rising menace of the Thousand-Year Reich. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christian Carvajal. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/039607/bk_acx0_039607_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The Painter: The Bomber War, Book 2 , Hörbuch, ...
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The Painter is one woman’s remembrance of the days of her youth, spent in Bielefeld under the bombs of the Allied Air Forces in the final months of the war in Europe. After writing Until the Night, I had been looking for a way to start telling the other stories of the Bombing War in Europe. Until the Night was about the men in the bombers over Germany in the winter of 1943 to '44; The Painter is about the experience of ordinary Germans under the bombs in the last winter of the war. The Painter is the first of a series of companion audiobooks to Until the Night in the Bomber War series. Future audiobooks will include prequels or sequels to Until the Night, but The Painter stands alone, unconnected other than in time and theme by the tragedy of that, thankfully, past age. History is history, but for it to "live", it needs to be experienced through the eyes and ears of "people", and it was not until I heard "The Painter", a beautifully elegiac song penned by Hannah Martin and performed in a concert by the duo Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, that I discovered a way to speak to the nightmare of the closing months of the war in Europe. In her song, Hannah Martin encapsulates the stories told to her by her grandmother about her life as a young woman growing up in Bielefeld. In the terrible "big picture" of the bombing war, Bielefeld suffered less than many places in Germany. In the UK, we recall the trial by fire of Coventry in 1940; that city has become a leitmotif of the British experience of the blitz even though other towns and cities were as badly hit by the Luftwaffe. Bielefeld, a much smaller city than Coventry, its population swollen by slave labourers, suffered at least as many civilian casualties between September 1944 and VE-Day in April 1945. Although it was never subjected to a major "area bombing" raid by the RAF, the US Army Air Force repeatedly attacked 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lesley Parkin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/117156/bk_acx0_117156_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The Lost Airman
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Arthur Meyerowitz was on his second air mission over France when he was shot down in 1943. He was one of only two men on the B-24 Liberator known as Harmful Lil' Armful who escaped death or immediate capture on the ground.After fleeing the wreck, Meyerowitz knocked on the door of an isolated farmhouse, whose owners hastily took him in. Fortunately, his hosts not only despised the Nazis but had a tight connection to the French resistance group Morhange and its founder, Marcel Taillandier. Meyerowitz and Taillandier formed an improbable bond as the resistance leader arranged for Meyerowitz's transfers among safe houses in southern France, shielding him from the Gestapo.Based on recently declassified material, exclusive personal interviews and extensive research into the French Resistance, The Lost Airman tells the tense and riveting story of Meyerowitz's trying months in Toulouse -masquerading as a deaf mute and working with downed British pilot Richard Frank Warren Cleaver to evade the Nazis - and of his hair-raising journey to freedom involving a perilous trek over the Pyrenees and a voyage aboard a fishing skiff with U-boats lurking below and Luftwaffe fighters looming above.The Lost Airman is a never-before-told, fascinating story of spycraft and a true account of endurance, perseverance and escape during the Second World War.

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Seaplane: Seeflugzeug
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The story begins in 1938 at Brandenburg Gate, Germany. Assembled there, that day, were Adolf Hitler and his notorious gang of 'cut-throats.' It was Heinrich Himmler who arranged the parade, intent on reviving dwindling patriotism. Hundreds of Renault tanks rumbled past the reviewing stand and Luftwaffe planes glistened brightly in the morning sun. 'This is a wonderful tribute to you, Mein Fuhrer,' Hess said, addressing Hitler. Adolf and Rudy (Hess), friends since WWI, were soldiers both wounded in France. 'It was I,' Hess bragged,' who coined the phrase 'Heute Deutschland Morgandewelt' (Today Germany, Tomorrow the World). In a private conversation, Hitler said, 'World domination is within my grasp.' 'Conquer the world?' Hess questioned. 'Great Britain might have something to say about that.' 'England,' Hitler scoffed. 'We will cram that cigar right down Winnie's (Churchill) throat!' 'And Russia, what about them?' Hess asked. 'Sub-humans!' Adolf sneered. 'They will become our slaves.' 'And then, there's the United States,' Hitler's mood suddenly turned dark. 'Those rich bastards are all criminals!' 'Very rebellious; the mongrels of the world.' 'That may all be true,' his friend said, 'but you've told me many times, give me a mongrel dog in a fight.' 'I intend to strike at the underbelly of their society, with acts of sabotage,' Hitler said. 'I will destroy America's morale at the beginning.' 'As you know,' Hess said, 'we already have agents in the United States, but they are hoodlums, and not very smart.' 'Now here's what I want you to do,' Hitler concluded, 'I want you to seek out people with class and brains to complete this mission.' With typical German efficiency, two likelysubjects were selected. Colonel Otto Bremmer, a thirty-eight-year-old distinguished career officer, and the voluptuous seventeen-year-old blonde beauty named Heidi Krause. Heidi was just completing her senior year of high school looking forward to the 1940 Olympics as a h

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A Dance with Death
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The world's first women combat pilots were members of the Soviet Army Air Force, flying fighters and bomber aircraft opposite the Luftwaffe. Thirty women flyers received Hero of the Soviet Union awards, one of that nation's highest honors. During three visits to Moscow during and after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Anne Noggle interviewed more than seventy of these veteran pilots. Freed by glasnost to speak openly of their experiences, they told of flying flimsy aircraft and watching many of their friends -- as well as foes -- fall to earth in flames. But equally courageous were the women's efforts to show the Red Army that they were adequate to the great role they sought. The women had to grapple with deep distrust from male pilots and officers, against whom they eventually prevailed. War, Stalin-era politics, and human emotion mix in these gripping, first-person accounts.

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Seaplane: Seeflugzeug
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The story begins in 1938 at Brandenburg Gate, Germany. Assembled there, that day, were Adolf Hitler and his notorious gang of 'cut-throats.' It was Heinrich Himmler who arranged the parade, intent on reviving dwindling patriotism. Hundreds of Renault tanks rumbled past the reviewing stand and Luftwaffe planes glistened brightly in the morning sun. 'This is a wonderful tribute to you, Mein Fuhrer,' Hess said, addressing Hitler. Adolf and Rudy (Hess), friends since WWI, were soldiers both wounded in France. 'It was I,' Hess bragged,' who coined the phrase 'Heute Deutschland Morgandewelt' (Today Germany, Tomorrow the World). In a private conversation, Hitler said, 'World domination is within my grasp.' 'Conquer the world?' Hess questioned. 'Great Britain might have something to say about that.' 'England,' Hitler scoffed. 'We will cram that cigar right down Winnie's (Churchill) throat!' 'And Russia, what about them?' Hess asked. 'Sub-humans!' Adolf sneered. 'They will become our slaves.' 'And then, there's the United States,' Hitler's mood suddenly turned dark. 'Those rich bastards are all criminals!' 'Very rebellious; the mongrels of the world.' 'That may all be true,' his friend said, 'but you've told me many times, give me a mongrel dog in a fight.' 'I intend to strike at the underbelly of their society, with acts of sabotage,' Hitler said. 'I will destroy America's morale at the beginning.' 'As you know,' Hess said, 'we already have agents in the United States, but they are hoodlums, and not very smart.' 'Now here's what I want you to do,' Hitler concluded, 'I want you to seek out people with class and brains to complete this mission.' With typical German efficiency, two likelysubjects were selected. Colonel Otto Bremmer, a thirty-eight-year-old distinguished career officer, and the voluptuous seventeen-year-old blonde beauty named Heidi Krause. Heidi was just completing her senior year of high school looking forward to the 1940 Olympics as a h

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A Dance with Death
27,99 € *
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The world's first women combat pilots were members of the Soviet Army Air Force, flying fighters and bomber aircraft opposite the Luftwaffe. Thirty women flyers received Hero of the Soviet Union awards, one of that nation's highest honors. During three visits to Moscow during and after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Anne Noggle interviewed more than seventy of these veteran pilots. Freed by glasnost to speak openly of their experiences, they told of flying flimsy aircraft and watching many of their friends -- as well as foes -- fall to earth in flames. But equally courageous were the women's efforts to show the Red Army that they were adequate to the great role they sought. The women had to grapple with deep distrust from male pilots and officers, against whom they eventually prevailed. War, Stalin-era politics, and human emotion mix in these gripping, first-person accounts.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 25.10.2020
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