Fredrika is accomplished, privileged and utterly committed to becoming a pilot. To achieve this goal she must defy her family and the provincial middle-class society into which she was born. She becomes an Olympic glider pilot, a national heroine. Driven by ambition, she learns to fly propeller planes and dreams of jets and rockets.
Volunteering daily for the most hazardous flights, Freddy forces the Luftwaffe to accept her. The only woman flyer in military service, she becomes Germany's top test pilot. Her courage and daring belie the Nazi prescription for German womanhood: kinder, kuche, kirche.
But she has put her talents at the service of evil, a fact brought home to her when she falls in love with a woman, putting them both in peril.
67 pages matching knew in this book
Results 1-3 of 67
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
aeroplane air force aircraft airfield army asked began Berlin bomber bombing cockpit course Darmstadt desk Dieter dive door engine Ernst Ernst Udet everything eyes face Fat Man's father feel felt fighter fingers fire flat flew flight Focke-Wulf 190 Freddy front fuel gaze Germany glider Greim Gretl hand Hanna Reitsch happened head heard Heinrich Himmler Herr Himmler Hitler Hitler Youth Karg Karinhall Keitel knew Komet land laughed listened looked Messerschmitt Milch mind ministry moved never Paula Perhaps Peter photographs picked pilot plane pulled Rechlin Reich Marshal Reichstag round runway seemed sitting smile someone sorry stared Stettin stood stopped Stuka supposed talk tell There's thing thirteenth step thought thousand feet told took Treaty of Versailles truck trying turned voice walked wall watched week wings Wolfgang