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Heroes of the Skies

  • Season 1
  • 6 episodes
  • Documentary
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Episode 1: Air Aces: George Beurling

Summary

Michael Ashcroft recalls the exploits of Canadian fighter pilot George Beurling, whose heroics during the siege of Malta in 1942 helped turn the tide of the Second World War. The programme explores how Beurling's marksmanship and handling of his Spitfire aircraft enabled him to shoot down more enemy aircraft than any other Allied pilot during the campaign - but also reveals why his personality often led to him falling out with senior officers.

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PresenterMichael Ashcroft

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

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  • Episode 1

    Air Aces: George Beurling

    Summary

    Michael Ashcroft recalls the exploits of Canadian fighter pilot George Beurling, whose heroics during the siege of Malta in 1942 helped turn the tide of the Second World War. The programme explores how Beurling's marksmanship and handling of his Spitfire aircraft enabled him to shoot down more enemy aircraft than any other Allied pilot during the campaign - but also reveals why his personality often led to him falling out with senior officers.

    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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