GERMAN EAGLE BY MARTIN HOLLINSHEAD 2008
German eagle explores the fascinating falconry of Fritz Loges, the very first falconer to have success with golden eagles on German soil. Set largely against the backdrop of Nazi Germany, this is a riveting account of ingenuity and boldness, of hacking bases at fabulous castles and fox pursuits through snow-heavy forests. It is also a journey into the wider falconry scene of the day, taking the reader to the great Reichsfalkenhof, on gyrfalcon-collecting missions to Greenland and Iceland, and to the famous Berlin Hunting Exhibition. Containing translations of Loges own flight accounts and supported by dozens of old photos, this never before told story will hold the reader from start to finish. Limited edition only 400 copies were ever printed. all Singed & numbered copies.
5133 German Eagle, 126 pg, HB, B&W pictures. $44.95
BOOK REVIEWS LISTED BELOW: “With German Eagle, Hollinshead continues his almost single handed quest to document historical and contemporary eagle falconry. After revealing Remmler’s life and times in The Last Wolf Hawker, Hollinshead’s latest installment provides another scholarly and entertaining biography of an early master of the golden eagle: Germany’s Fritz Loges.
Recommended for anyone drawn by the allure of flying eagles.” Matthew Mullenix. “In German Eagle, Martin Hollinshead uses his formidable powers of research and knowledge of eagles to document the early struggles and efforts to establish the Golden eagle, now a popular bird in European falconry, in the west. Fritz Loges and other pioneers faced many obstacles but still eventually succeeded with classic flights on fox and roe. Anyone interested in the history of modern falconry should read this book.”
Stephen Bodio “Having flown golden eagles for over 30 years, I am equipped to appreciate the depth of research and fascinating photographs in this wonderful addition to the austringer’s library.” Stephen Ford, The British School of Falconry