Michael Molkentin is a teacher and historian with a particular interest in aviation and air power. He has worked as a tour historian on the Western Front, Gallipoli and in Korea and as a consultant for Australian television programmes such as Lost in Flanders, In their Footsteps and the History Channel's Tony Robinson's Tour of Duty. His first book, Fire in the Sky: the Australian Flying Corps in the First World War was published by Allen& Unwin in 2010. His second book, Flying the Southern Cross: Aviators Charles Ulm and Charles Kingsford Smith was published by the National Library of Australia in 2012. His third book, Australia and the War in the Air was published by Oxford University Press in October 2014 as part of its series, Centenary History of Australia and the Great War.
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