As the generation that fought WWII slowly passes, veterans continue to write and publish their memoirs and some of those who have largely remained silent up to now are finally setting down their accounts before the day of reckoning. 296 Verlag is one of those publishers still prepared to bring these memoirs to print. In the case of Roderich Cescotti this must have been an easy decision.
According to publisher Kurt Braatz, Cescotti's memoir is a no-holds-barred and vividly written tale of derring-do, featuring much first-hand detail of Battle of Britain operations, the maritime air-war and the defence of the Reich - names such as Steinhoff, Rall, Wolfgang Falck, Julius Meimberg and Walter Wolfrum feature throughout its pages.
With the permission of the publisher I have translated an extract from "Langstreckenflug" here