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GrinderX9
02-14-2006, 07:44 PM
Was reading a bit about luftwaffe aces, atemted to locate a biograf of Gunther Ralls life, but dident find one. Eny one know about a good page on internet for this? Also is Gunther Rall still alive? Last time I heard about him was back in... 2003 i think...

Heavy_Metal1982
02-14-2006, 07:46 PM
this one is pretty good


http://www.elknet.pl/acestory/rall/rall.htm

Markku38
02-15-2006, 05:27 AM
Check here if you want book http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

http://www.aviationworld.net/product.asp?pID=2739&cID=25&c=152519

Ruy Horta
02-15-2006, 07:39 AM
There are two books, a good autobiography in German, and a not so good biography in English.

respectively

Mein Flugbuch
Erinnerungen 1938-2004
Gunther Rall
NeunundzwanzigSechs
2004
3-9807935-3-2
Laminated
375

and

Günther Rall A memoir
Luftwaffe Ace & NATO General
Jill Amadio
Tangmere
2002
0-9715533-0-0
Hard Cover
423

If I am completely honest I'd describe Amadio's work as mediocre, but if you cannot read German it is as good as it will get ... until some publisher decides to translate Rall's autobiography.

Unfortunately Jill Amadio did not succeed in getting the style right, anyone interested in this genre will pick up on that after only a few pages.

It was a good thing that Rall decided he could do much better, and we finally have his words on paper for future generations.

Needless to add that he does have the right stuff, tons of it and than some!!!

Markku38
02-15-2006, 07:53 AM
Originally posted by Ruy Horta:
There are two books, a good autobiography in German, and a not so good biography in English.

respectively

Mein Flugbuch
Erinnerungen 1938-2004
Gunther Rall
NeunundzwanzigSechs
2004
3-9807935-3-2
Laminated
375

and

Günther Rall A memoir
Luftwaffe Ace & NATO General
Jill Amadio
Tangmere
2002
0-9715533-0-0
Hard Cover
423

If I am completely honest I'd describe Amadio's work as mediocre, but if you cannot read German it is as good as it will get ... until some publisher decides to translate Rall's autobiography.

Unfortunately Jill Amadio did not succeed in getting the style right, anyone interested in this genre will pick up on that after only a few pages.

It was a good thing that Rall decided he could do much better, and we finally have his words on paper for future generations.

Needless to add that he does have the right stuff, tons of it and than some!!!

I have bought many books which have translated in Finnish and "Mein Flugbuch" found too translated http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Now I gotta take again contact by Koala-kustannus and buy this one http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

JG53Frankyboy
02-15-2006, 08:01 AM
the german one is MUCH better than the english one.
the womean that have wrighten the english one seems to have no idea what she is talking about sometimes. the best thing on the english version are the maps were Rall is shopwing his dutyareas http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
that is missing in the german one http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Markku38
02-15-2006, 09:39 AM
@JG53Frankyboy

You mean this http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif
-->http://www.koalakustannus.fi/kirjat/ilmailu/rall.htm

GrinderX9
02-15-2006, 10:34 AM
Thanks for all the replays http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
To bad i cant read german http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

So, enyone know if mr Rall is still alive?

Ruy Horta
02-15-2006, 02:04 PM
He still is.