Spitfire on my Tail (Paperback)
A View from the Other Side
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On 27 October 1940, having completed over
150 missions, Oberleutnant Ulrich
Steinhilper’s fighter was shot down,
crashing into the Kent countryside near
Canterbury. For Ulrich, that was the end of
everything for which he’d been prepared in
the Luftwaffe since his acceptance in 1936.
But there is more than a pilot’s story to tell.
We follow Ulrich’s story from a mountain
village in southern Germany to Berlin
swollen with people for the 1936 Olympic
Games to the start of his basic military
career, the rigorous basic training and his
first faltering steps as a pilot. Participating
in the Battle of Britain, he airs his
uncompromising views of the conduct of
the battle both by the Luftwaffe High
Command and the RAF. More than the
chronicle of a single pilot’s achievements,
Spitfire on my Tail also provides an unusual
insight into how young Germans fell for the
charms of Adolf Hitler.
Dimensions: 234mm x 156mm
Photos/Illus: 84 illustrations