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As It Happened: Hitler's Heroes - Hanna Reitsch
Hitler's Heroes - Hanna Reitsch
Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  November 25, 2011

This two-part documentary series examines two of Hitler's most devoted followers. Hanna Reitsch was the Luftwaffe's most daring test pilot. She became a heroine of her time - the only woman awarded the Iron Cross First Class. Summoned by Hitler to the Fuhrerbunker during his final days, she became the last pilot to fly in and out of Berlin before the city's fall, both under heavy artillery fire.

This two-part documentary series examines two of Hitler's most devoted followers. Hanna Reitsch was the Luftwaffe's most daring test pilot. She became a heroine of her time - the only woman awarded the Iron Cross First Class. Summoned by Hitler to the Fuhrerbunker during his final days, she became the last pilot to fly in and out of Berlin before the city's fall, both under heavy artillery fire.

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