War Heroes Of The Skies

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War Heroes Of The Skies

Synopsis

Take your seat in the cockpit and join the exploits of the world's greatest military air heroes. These are the stories of superhuman endurance, selfless courage and heroism beyond the call of duty that led to some of the most heroic combat missions in aviation history.

Episodes

Season 1
  • Spitfire Victory

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    Spitfire Victory: Those who flew with George Beurling in World War II tell the remarkable story of the brave pilot who saved the strategically-important island of Malta. (S1, ep 2)

  • Battle Of Britain

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    Battle Of Britain: Series revealing the remarkable stories of brave wartime pilots, beginning with the inspirational tale of legless Battle of Britain ace Douglas Bader. (S1, ep 1)

  • Total War

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    Total War: A look at the vital role of the Lancaster Bomber during WW2 and the controversial strategy known as 'total war', that turned cities into legitimate targets. (S1, ep 3)

  • Red Tails

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    Red Tails: A look at the bravery of the first African-American aviators allowed in the US's armed forces. Their heroism not only changed the course of WWII but also American history.

  • Vietnam Dogfight

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    Vietnam Dogfight: A look at the great triumphs of triple ace American pilot Colonel Robin Olds who, in 1966, hatched a death-defying plan to beat North Vietnam in the air.

  • Nazi Hunters

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    Nazi Hunters: A look at the gutsy determination of Polish immigrant ace Francis Gabreski, whose desire to wreak revenge for his family's losses made him one of the best pilots of WWII.