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Heroes of the Skies

  • Season 1
  • 6 episodes
  • Documentary
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Episode 2: Air Aces: Douglas Bader

Summary

The exploits of some of the most famous combat pilots in military history, exploring how they earned their reputations and investigating their greatest battles. The first to be profiled is British Second World War fighter ace Douglas Bader, who lost his legs in a flying accident in 1932, but eight years later led a squadron in the Battle of Britain, helping the Allied forces to victory over the Luftwaffe. Presenter Michael Ashcroft analyses the tactics he deployed during the encounter, and examines the technology that enabled him to take to the skies again.

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DirectorNigel Levy
Executive producerNick Godwin
Executive producerIan Russell
Series producerJeremy Llewellyn-Jones

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  • Episode 2

    Air Aces: Douglas Bader

    Summary

    The exploits of some of the most famous combat pilots in military history, exploring how they earned their reputations and investigating their greatest battles. The first to be profiled is British Second World War fighter ace Douglas Bader, who lost his legs in a flying accident in 1932, but eight years later led a squadron in the Battle of Britain, helping the Allied forces to victory over the Luftwaffe. Presenter Michael Ashcroft analyses the tactics he deployed during the encounter, and examines the technology that enabled him to take to the skies again.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    PresenterMichael Ashcroft

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorNigel Levy
    Executive producerNick Godwin
    Executive producerIan Russell
    Series producerJeremy Llewellyn-Jones
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