An excellent story about one time enemies of WW II and their heroic acts over the skies of Europe. The rest of the story tells of the chivalry and honor among the elite few of Germany's fighter pilots. Honor that characterizes the The Greatest Generation regardless of country or origin.
The author opens your eyes as you realize not everyone fighting for Germany during world war II was a Nazi. Honorable men flew in the sky's. The narrator does an excellent job, keeping you intrigued and wanting to listen to more.
author, women's aviation
The ending brought tears -- good ones.
Battle sequence and last flight of Ye Old Pub riveting.
Franz's story truly heroic.
Narrator gets 5 stars as well.
Truly loved this book.
One of the best testaments of the greatest generation! This book is well written, well read and well dramatized with different voice intonation for each character. The author has portrayed the character of the men in a honest and poignant manner. It is an emotionally charged book, one that is hard to put down. I will definitely listen to this again!
The point of this story could be told in one paragraph but I am glad the authors fleshed out the book. The back story was quite interesting. Especially since it came from interviews with the actual participants. The book gives the reader a clear insight as to what it must have been like to fly in battle during WWll.
(It also revisits what a great ally Hermann Goring was to the allied powers. Thank God he was in charge of the Luftwaffe and not somebody competent, or the war could have drug on much longer and at a much higher cost to all. "Never in the field of human conflict, was so much owed by so many, to such an idiot!"
This was a very enjoyable book. The majority of the book is about the German ace and all of his experiences in WWII. Excellent writing and narrating kept me thoroughly engaged. If you're a military history buff, this is a must read.