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Chuck_Owl
21st Feb 2015, 02:38
So there it is: a brand new youtube series featuring historical figures like fighter aces Douglas Bader and Johnnie Johnson, Supermarine test pilots Alex Henshaw and Jeffrey Quill, aircraft & engine engineers like Cyril Lovesey and Sir Stanley Hooker and family members of the original Spitfire designer Reginald J. Mitchell. I hope you folks enjoy it!

Playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKdzkcZMiPY&index=1&list=PLMZJbpYtQsUaVHNxPJLazkKGPkV4XYzM9

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Video from the Past [01] Spitfire! Part 1 - Two Seconds to Kill (1976)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKdzkcZMiPY
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Video from the Past [02] Spitfire! Part 2 - Forty Years On (1976)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THY4BnMs8-U
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Video from the Past [03] - Man Alive -The Few (1969)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4npOv7yUlec
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Video from the Past [04] - Douglas Bader on This is your Life (1982)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hi1gcPw9rWw
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Video from the Past [05] - Inside Story - The Spitfire (1987)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJtR2mymUm4
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Video from the Past [06] - Churchill's Few - Battle Of Britain Pilots Documentary (1985)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lY_MUo90ZXQ
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Video from the Past [07] - Sir Stanley Hooker, Rolls-Royce & Bristol Engineer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oX130uh9PZM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oX130uh9PZM

Video from the Past [08] - Hanna Reitsch Interview (1976)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23Gw6TyzMBo
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Video from the Past [09] - Interview with Fritz Boost, a Luftwaffe Pilot
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkYJr0upL9U
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Video from the Past [10] - Late Night with Douglas Bader
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWfZ5ytJOxQ
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Video from the Past [11] - GŁnther Rall - Luftwaffe Ace Interview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pep9DD3d79c
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Video from the Past [12] - James "Jimmy" Doolittle
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpCMhlvZgOU
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Video from the Past [13] - No. 75 Squadron's Defence of Port Moresby
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biDuIzs8CYg
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Video from the Past [14] - Eric "Winkle" Brown
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIeNWSE8Eg0
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Video from the Past [15] - The Lancaster - Night Bombers (1943)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7rTFKUprbo
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Video from the Past [16] - Thomas Sopwith Documentary (1984)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4y0rBfJ8VGw
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John Farley
21st Feb 2015, 16:11
Thank you very much Chuck.

Good stuff - I especially liked the Hanna Reitch and Winkle Brown interviews as I have been lucky enough to meet them both.

Chuck_Owl
22nd Feb 2015, 20:54
You actually met Hanna and Winkle? Wow, you must've had a blast.

Hanna Reitsch is such a colorful (and I mean it in a good way) and passionate character that it is hard not to be infected by her energy.

What did you folks talk about, out of curiosity?

Groundloop
23rd Feb 2015, 08:26
What did you folks talk about, out of curiosity?

Aircraft and flying, by any chance.:ok:

treadigraph
23rd Feb 2015, 09:17
And surely hovering!

joy ride
23rd Feb 2015, 09:42
Thanks for the links, I will have to take some Time Off soon!

John Farley
23rd Feb 2015, 11:45
I explained that she had been my heroine for many years and that I did not have heros as there was nothing odd about me. The venue was the Beverly Hills Hilton at an SETP do around 71/72.

Incidently Winkle (who had a lot to do with her after the war) only last week said that she wrote to him just before she died "this is a journey that started at the bunker and finishes here". She had earlier told him that she (amongst others) was issued with a cyanide pill when they visited the bunker just before the Russians arrived. I suppose that there has to be a possibility that she eventually used it in 1979. But don't start saying that Farley said she did! I have no idea what brought on her heart attack. Nor has Winkle.

GQ2
5th Aug 2015, 18:02
HELP...!

I've been searching for ages for a copy of an old Thames TV video called 'Spitfire MH434' first transmitted on ITV 16/09/1980. I can only find a short fragment on You Tube. Does anyone here know where I can find a copy of this please...?

Many Thanks,
GQ2.

AtomKraft
7th Aug 2015, 04:32
Fascinating interview with Hanna Reitsch.

coldair
7th Aug 2015, 10:45
Very many thanks Chuck Owl,

I shall enjoy watching those vids.

Why on earth can't the TV of today produce such interesting documenteries. The 'modern' ones all seem to have a sound track of drums in the foreground, most annoying, to the point of being un-watchable.



coldair