Spitfire on my tail

"Spitfire on my tail"

A View from the Other Side

The detailed account of how one German grew up and joined the Luftwaffe as a career officer and airman. It is written by Ulrich Steinhilper who was an Oberleutnant with JG 52 (52nd Fighter Wing) based at Coquelles near Calais. He flew over one-hundred combat missions (five victories) during the Battle of Britain and saw his Gruppe of thirty-six experienced pilots whittled down to just a handful by October 1940. It is a very personal and human story of the naivete of youth being shaped by the forces of war, of poignant lessons learned by tragic accidents; and of anger towards those who saw it as a means of personal advancement.

"...THE STORY IS TOLD WITH UNAFFECTEDS SIMPLICITY - A FAR CALL FROM THE GUNG HO HEROICS OF GALLAND'S MEMOIRS." The Times

"THE RAREST OF VIEWPOINT ON THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN - FROM AN ORDINARY GERMAN PILOT." Flypast

"SO REFRESHING TO READ THE STORY FROM THE OTHER SIDE. IT FILLS A GAP AND IS LONG OVERDUE." Kent Battle of Britain Museum

Comment in the USA: "Despite the limited amount of combat narrative, this is one of those rare titles that still rates 5 stars, Steinhilper writes with charm, humour, feeling and grace. This title has tremendous atmosphere. Of note it is the author's open criticism of Adolph Galland over latter's lack of vision regarding the potential of airborne radio communications. Despite the passing of time Steinhilper manages to make the experience of 1939s Germany your own. The production values are top notch with this hard back edition and the B&W photos are carefully annotated and add flavour and real atmosphere to a great story. If you are a Luftwaffe fan you'll definitely want to add this title to your library."



Bücher / books
Die Gelbe Zwei (deutsch)
Zehn Minuten Bis Buffalo (deutsch)
...UND GOTT LENKT! (deutsch)
Spitfire On My Tail (English)
Ten Minutes To Buffalo (English)
Full Circle (English)
Dont' Talk - do It (English)
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