As It Happened

As It Happened

Hitler's Heroes - Otto Skorzeny
Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  SBS  |  November 18, 2011

This two-part documentary series examines two of Hitler's most devoted followers. Otto Skorzeny was Hitler's most elusive 'craftsmen of war'. Broad duelling scars across his cheeks earned him his nickname 'Scarface'. To the allies' secret services, he was one of the most dangerous men in Europe. Famously he led a successful 1943 rescue mission to free Benito Mussolini. He survived the war and his acquittal for war crimes only added to his mythical status.

This two-part documentary series examines two of Hitler's most devoted followers. Otto Skorzeny was Hitler's most elusive 'craftsmen of war'. Broad duelling scars across his cheeks earned him his nickname 'Scarface'. To the allies' secret services, he was one of the most dangerous men in Europe. Famously he led a successful 1943 rescue mission to free Benito Mussolini. He survived the war and his acquittal for war crimes only added to his mythical status.

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