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The Women Who Flew For Hitler: The True Story of Hitler’s Valkyries with Clare Mulley
7 October, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Clare Mulley in conversation with Jennifer Wellington.
Hanna Reitsch and Melitta von Stauffenberg were talented and courageous women who fought convention to make their names in the male dominated world of ﬂight – both were pioneering test pilots and both were awarded the Iron Cross for service to the Third Reich. There are many layers to their stories: Hanna tried to save Hitler’s life in 1945 while Melitta covertly supported the most famous assassination attempt on the Fuhrer in July 1944. Their overlapping lives provide a vivid insight into Nazi Germany and its attitudes to women, class and race.
Clare Mulley is the award-winning author of two books, The Spy Who Loved: the secrets and lives of one of Britain’s bravest wartime heroines, and The Woman Who Saved the Children: A Biography of Eglantyne Jebb.
No booking required. Seating is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis
Jennifer Wellington is a lecturer in modern history at UCD.