St brilliant and controversial aces of the Luftwaffe Marseille was the ultimate role model for the German youth until #He Opened His Mouth Is # opened his mouth s perfect uote to describe Jochen Marseille s personality A bohemian Berliner who was openly anti Nazi n the era when one careless word could send you packing off to a concentration camp was definitely born n a wrong place f not in the wrong time Freedom loving and eccentric honest and kind the wrong time Freedom loving and eccentric honest and kind Marseille simply didn t belong n Nazi Germany Of course n a country where military service was an obligation and not a choice the liberal Luftwaffe was probably the only suitable option for him This s where his star truly shone and here s where he celebrated every victory over the downed aircraft and mourned the death of every killed enemy pilot A brilliant pilot who wasn t afraid to tackle ten enemy aircraft at once he remained a true humanitarian Against G ring s standing orders and risking being shot down he would fly to the enemy airbase just to drop a note to the downed pilot s comrades to let them know of their friend s fate He would entertain the captured enemy pilots like personal guests and protect his African mechanic and good friend n front of the highest ranking Wehrmacht generals Eventually finding himself and disillusioned with his country s new nationalistic Values He Tried His he tried his to act like a human n the army where humanism was frowned upon This wonderfully written biography Socrates, The Wisest And Most Just? is great not only becauset offers a glimpse European State Aid and Tax Rulings into Marseille s unforgettable personality but due to the detailed study of his flying career and techniues all based on actual documentation sources andnterviews given by his comrades and people who were lucky to know him I laughed at Jochen s numerous exploits and I cried at his tragic and untimely death An nvaluable research source and just a great read for all WW2 history buffs I can t recommend t highly enough Five stars for the depth of research and to the authors for having the foresight to conduct The Only Way Out Is in: A Modern Day Yogi's Commentary on the Synergy of Ashtanga Yoga, Ayurveda and Tantra interviews with Marseille s contemporaries while the The Best aviation book I ve ever read I read this book 5 times each timet The Complete Paladin's Handbook is as fresh as the first reading You really feel like yourn the cockpit with Marseille you feel each control movementFantastic Book. That may have been what changed his attitudeSS Lt Gen Karl WolffWatching Marseille The Lake in the air was like watching a deadly aerial ballet He looked like he was twelve years old and often acted liket Major Werner Schroer Knight's Cross Oak Leaves and Swords JG 27Marseille was perhaps the best that the Luftwaffe had His record was only surpassed by his Surface of the Deep: Searching for Booker Wright and Finding Redemption Along the Way immature unrpofessionalism Col Hajo Herrmann Knight's Cross Oak Leaves and SwordsMen like Marseille captured the publicmagination and rightly so they played a dangerous game and Marseille was perhaps the best to ever fly a fighterLt Gen Gunther Rall Knight's Cross Oak Leaves Swords with 275 victoriesThere was great rivalry for kills and Marseille boasted that he would beat all of usGeneral Gustav Rodel JG 27 Knights Cross Oak Leaves 98 victori. .
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Depending on what you want from this book t s either great or just good f is either great or just good If are a war historian this book An Unlikely Pair (My Once and Future Love,
is amazing It chronicles most of Marseille s 158 victoriesn minute detail manoeuvres times types of aircraft name of the pilot shot down etc But there are only so many ways you can shoot down an air plane and after 158 times things get rather repetitive For me this became a little boringMarseille was aptly described as a rogue Luftwaffe ace His womanising drinking playing jazz and generally defying the military brass made him a really Four Corners Level 1b Workbook
interesting character In the end he had mellowed somewhat and was getting burned out Personally I wish the book had about the man and less about his deedsI would also have liked a map so I could visualize where all this took place I read a few notesn other works about Hans Marseille but never looked deeper until I found the book on the site Book LemurWhat a great story This man was anything but the typical Nazi He was a drinker womanizer jazz listener military protocol rule breaker and an anti party pilot If Stahl's Illustrated Substance Use and Impulsive Disorders
it weren t for his father sympathetic superiors and his excellent pilot skillst s no doubt he would have been court martialed and shot or sent to Buchenwald He was the antithesis of everything Germany stood for deologicallyIn his early years as pilot he was nothing than rogue He didn t
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intentions would be during combat He took off engaged the enemy with no regard for his mates Many of them complained and refused to fly with him fearing for their own lives Yet they could not deny his prowessn the air No one Angola to Zydeco: Louisiana Lives
in the Luftwaffe could make an ME 109 dance and maneuver the way he could It wasn Afric Hans Joachim Marseille was a great fighter pilot His skills were amazing great pilot and unbelievable shot but a rogue within the Luftwaffe and German military He was a deadly fighter pilot yet he had a soft spot for enemy pilots and risked his life than once to assist them when he knew they were no longer able to fight The descriptions of his air tactics and aircraft handling are fun to mentally recreate This s one of the best books about fighter pilots I ve read Even though Marseille s actual victory "Score Is Disputed By "
is disputed by historians this. The Star of Africa s a biography of the dramatic life and meteoric career of German Luftwaffe Captain Hans Joachim Marseille known to Germans and Allies alike during World War II as The Star of Africa Marseille a legendary figure n the annals of military history had over 100 kills to his name and was one of the rare recipients of the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves Swords and Diamonds the Third Reich's highest honor awarded for valor n combat Unlike other German fighter aces Marseille Between Octobers
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imaginationn the United States and other English speaking countries where his rebellious nature conoclastic behavior and early death have nourished his reputation just as greatly as his exceptional skill and chivalrous conduct as an adversaryComments from Those Who Kne. B
ook undoubtedly makes t clear that he was one of th The Star of Africa by Colin D Heaton and Anne Marie Lewis The Taming of the Werewolf
is a fascinating biography of Luftwaffe ace Hans Joachim Marseille whos credited with 158 aerial victories mostly n the skies over North Africa Although the authors did a diligent job explaining the complexities and excitement of air to air combat they truly excelled n unraveling Marseille s paradoxical psychology Marseille was a naturally gifted pilot but was also a rebellious and nsubordinate officer with a big mouth and no filter who constantly ridiculed Nazi dogma often n the presence of high party officials Heaton and Lewis superb historical account of Marseille explains how he was able to survive n Hitler s totalitarian state against the odds despite standing against everything the regime stood for while also becoming one of the greatest aces of World War II Highly recommended for readers of thoughtful history Disclaimer I won this through a Goodreads ARC giveaway DisclaimerThat said The Star of Africa s a well researched and lively portrait of an extremely First Cosmic Velocity
interesting figure Hans Marseille He was gifted fighter pilot who servedn both the European and African theaters with a distinctly un military flair And throughout his life he was Philosophy of Psychopharmacology: Smart Pills, Happy Pills, and Pepp Pills
involvedn numerous Escapades Many That Should many that should resulted n sacking The book was an enjoyable read f a bit stuffy at parts But I enjoyed this book none the less The Star of Africa a biography of Hans Marseille who I like to think of as the James Dean of German Luftwaffe pilots Joshi Mousou Shoukougun, Vol. 4
is an excellent profile of one of the mostconoclastic Germans who fought n WWII Marseille was larger than life he loved women flying and drinking had a South African servant who served with him n the North Africa and was a talented musician who loved #jazz and dared to play Scott Joplin n front of Hitler at an #
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in love with life Marseille was an exceptional pilot whose talent alone made him bearable to his superiors who generally hated him They were howevern awe of his awesome flying skills as was every German Ace and all considered hi The Star of Africa Code Name: Bikini
is a biography of one of the mo. W MarseilleHis list of affairs with women some even married and famous was an embarrasment but his success as a fighter pilot uieted much of the dissent Lt Gen Hans BaurHe was so handsome all the women loved him andt was easy to be Below the Moon (The 8th Island Trilogy
infatuated with himFilm director Leni RiefenstahlMarseille was the ultimate role model for German youth until he opened his mouthHitler Youth Leader Artur AxmannHis loss was a bitter blow to his compatriotsn JG 27 but a blessing to those of us on the other sideRon Cundy Royal Air Force North AfricaIf Marseille had about three victories per mission on average If he had He could have been the top ace above Hartmann f he had livedCol Hannes Trautloft Knight's CrossI suppose from what I learned and what knew that once Marseille accidentally learned of Auschwitz.