Gone But Not Forgotten
- Aug 7, 2001
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Now, a documentary about 'Winkle' Brown himself, with footage of Mozzies at sea:rynner2 said:Is the Mosquito the greatest warplane of all?
The Spitfire is more famous but, discovers Jasper Copping, the de Havilland Mosquito can claim to be the plane that won the war
The title of tonight’s show makes a bold claim on behalf of the Mosquito, but Williams has marshalled strong support for the aircraft.
Eric “Winkle” Brown, a wartime test pilot, tells him: “I’m often asked, what type of aircraft saved Britain. My answer is that the Mosquito was particularly important because it wasn’t just a fighter or a bomber. It was a night fighter, a reconnaissance aircraft. A ground-attack aircraft. It was a multi-purpose aircraft.”
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/worl ... f-all.html
http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the- ... ritain/4od
I saw the documentary last night, and although I thought I was fairly familiar with the mozzie, the fact that it could be fitted with a sub-busting gun was new to me, as was the fact that it could land on aircraft carriers! 8)
Britain's Greatest Pilot: The Extraordinary Story of Captain Winkle Brown
Captain Eric 'Winkle' Brown, 95, recounts his flying experiences and adventures up to and during the Second World War in this documentary illustrated with archive footage and Captain Brown's own photos.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 ... nkle-brown
First shown: 3 June 2014
Duration 60 min.