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By Mike Yorkey, Tricia Goyer

It really is August 1944 and Paris is at the cusp of liberation. because the squaddies of the 3rd Reich flee the Allied boost, they ravage the rustic, stealing numerous items of paintings. Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring will cease at not anything to assert the main useful certainly one of all, the Mona Lisa, as a post-war bargaining chip to get him to South the USA. Can Swiss OSS brokers Gabi Mueller and Eric Hofstadler rescue DaVinci's masterpiece earlier than it falls into German hands?

With nonstop motion, Chasing Mona Lisa is certain to get readers' adrenaline pumping as they sign up for the chase to avoid wasting the main recognized portray on the planet. From war-ravaged Paris to a complicated nation chateau, the race is on--and the runners are enjoying for retains.

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5-1 of Oberleutant Günther Radusch, Versuchsjagdgruppe 88, Tablada, and Unteroffizier Max Schulz and Oberleutnant Wilhelm Balthasar, 1. com CHAPTER THREE A LEGION FROM GERMANY n Berlin, in the autumn of 1936, the officers of Sonderstab W worked feverishly under the watchful eye of Hermann Göring to expand and accelerate German aid to Nationalist Spain. Following the failure of Franco’s attempt to take Madrid, and the influx of Soviet war matériel to the Republican cause, the Nazis decided to intervene in the Spanish Civil War on a more entrenched and committed scale.

This only served to show that our good old He 51s were too slow compared with the new Ratas – they could play with us as they wanted. Furthermore. the Soviet “Martin Bombers” (SB Katiuska), which were arriving daily, were 50 km/h faster than us, and the people were scared of them. ’ Henrici had also been shot – through the back, with a bullet penetrating his lung – but embarked on a death-defying attempt to return to base, as Knüppel recalled; ‘Oskar Henrici was wounded by a shot in the back fired from quite a distance.

Another shipment of 60 crated biplanes, disguised as agricultural machinery, arrived in Seville on 18 November for assembly at Tablada. The reality was that the recent victories had been achieved not because of the obsolete fighter being deployed in Spain, but because of its pilots’ skills – and for those pilots it must have been a blow that the Russians had produced a biplane fighter that was technically and operationally superior. Moreover, the Russian pilots were quickly refining their tactics, learning to use their speed, to fly in tight four-aircraft sections for protection and to dive and climb when fighting the He 51s.

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