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Old 02-11-2017, 11:49
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Thursday 02.11.17
Have just noticed a television programme at 11 pm on BBC4 covering 400 years of the navy and its role in the creation of Britain as we know it - sorry, have left the Radio Times downstairs so cannot quote accurately - too late for me, will get son to record it.

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Old 25-11-2017, 12:51
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In a Polish TV channel I was watching a British documentary about Hitler and Nazi Germany and among many historians (this time they were telling sensible thesis and true information) famous CPT(N) Eric "Winkle" Brown was many times on screen talking of what he had seen in Germany just before WW2. He had many opportunities to see also the highest German Nazi officials.
Eric Brown then a very young man was in Germany to study German language and on 03SEP was arrested but fortunately after three days behind the bars was delivered to Switzerland.
His WW2 career as Naval pilot and then a test pilot are known well (or should be). What I was watching with utmost interest was his role in interrogating SS guards of the German Nazi concentration camps ( "we hang them all").
One day he was asked to confirm if a man captured by the British soldiers was H.Himmler.
Eric Brown recognized him immediately also because Himmler was limping in a very distinctive way.

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I recently watched a programme about Eric Brown on BBC4, which I am sure has been shown before, and I thought it had been mentioned on this thread but this is the nearest I have come.

I had only just returned from the mainland and was lucky to see it in the Radio Times for that day. If it is repeated or on iPlayer it is well worth watching, because he was a remarkable man with an unbelievable career.
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