Really needed a heavier hand with the editing. The prose became tedious at times, lacking in variety of sentence structure and phrasing. Repetitive at times in substance as well. I also didn't feel as it was bringing much new material to the table.
I enjoyed the story but the implication that generally German pilots were chivalrous knights of the sky should be avoided, which makes this event all the more extraordinary.
I really disliked the narration--it became melodramatic at times. If the prose isn't compelling enough, overacting won't help. Understanding the roles played by the aiders and abettors was interesting, but the main events were mostly a rehash. I would have liked to have heard a lot more about the trial.
Fascinating front-row seat through a journalist's eyes--not a historian, but a writer who saw it as it happened. Interesting insight into the Mussolini/Hitler relationship.
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