Memories of a WWII Hero

Memories of a WWII Hero

The History Channel  |  August 14, 2018

This is the story of Britain's, and one of the world's greatest test pilots, Captain Eric 'Winkle' Brown. From his flight with World War I German fighter ace Ernst Udet in 1936 through to commanding a squadron of Buccaneers at the height of the Cold War, we hear how Captain 'Winkle' Brown experienced the rise and fall of Nazism in World War II; how he flew the most dangerous, uncontrollable aircraft, how he cheated death countless times, and how he set records in aviation that are unlikely ever to be beaten. Told in his own words, this special will be illustrated with Winkle's personal scrapbook and photos along with substantial film archive including him in action flying countless planes.

This is the story of Britain's, and one of the world's greatest test pilots, Captain Eric 'Winkle' Brown. From his flight with World War I German fighter ace Ernst Udet in 1936 through to commanding a squadron of Buccaneers at the height of the Cold War, we hear how Captain 'Winkle' Brown experienced the rise and fall of Nazism in World War II; how he flew the most dangerous, uncontrollable aircraft, how he cheated death countless times, and how he set records in aviation that are unlikely ever to be beaten. Told in his own words, this special will be illustrated with Winkle's personal scrapbook and photos along with substantial film archive including him in action flying countless planes.

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