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    WW2 Aces



    Why not sharing stories of some aces. Meet George Beurling, a little known Aces from my hometown. Let's share yours

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    Re: WW2 Aces

    I can't watch it, it's flagged as unavailable in the UK.

    I would normally use mediahint but it's

    a) paid now
    b) the unpaid old version doesn't seem to unlock it.

    is there any way for us in the UK to see this vid?( or other vids blocked like this) without using a public proxy?

    many thanks

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    Re: WW2 Aces

    A VPN is the best way. I use Witopia so I can select anywhere in the world.

    https://www.witopia.net/
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    Re: WW2 Aces

    I find going unarmed into a combat area being courageous. I admire those serving in far east keeping allied forces supplied in the mids of fierce Japanese planes
    I read a lot of these pilots, they never get any credits, and they knew they would´t either. A lot of the English pilots went from Burma directly into Market Garden
    A truly brave kind of pilots

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3KcPEyvEQI

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    Re: WW2 Aces

    Your right about that LK. Thanks for sharing
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    Re: WW2 Aces

    I like to introduce you to George Beurling, a little known Aces from my hometown.
    Funny you should mention Beurling -- just this week I've been reading his book (well, his cowritten book) "Malta Spitfire." A great read so far, and one I'd recommend to anyone who enjoys RAF pilots' first-person stories. He certainly didn't seem to hold authority figures in much esteem!

    http://www.amazon.com/MALTA-SPITFIRE.../dp/1906502986
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    Re: WW2 Aces

    Quote Originally Posted by SlowerBanterSir View Post
    Funny you should mention Beurling -- just this week I've been reading his book (well, his cowritten book) "Malta Spitfire." A great read so far, and one I'd recommend to anyone who enjoys RAF pilots' first-person stories. He certainly didn't seem to hold authority figures in much esteem!

    http://www.amazon.com/MALTA-SPITFIRE.../dp/1906502986
    A real maverick was Beurling, if your reading about Malta , do some research on Adrian Warburton, another complete loon, who scored multiple kills in absurd aircraft like Marylands, to become an ace flying crates like that really stands you apart as one of the greats!

    Apparently couldn't land or take off very well though

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    Re: WW2 Aces

    Quote Originally Posted by hnbdgr View Post
    I can't watch it, it's flagged as unavailable in the UK.

    I would normally use mediahint but it's

    a) paid now
    b) the unpaid old version doesn't seem to unlock it.

    is there any way for us in the UK to see this vid?( or other vids blocked like this) without using a public proxy?

    many thanks
    I use TOR for accessing blocked content, it's ultimately a privacy tool so things like flash are disabled by default so you'll have to download Flash and probably change the default search engine etc, but essentially its a modded version of firefox which will make it look like you're logged on from a different country every time, you also get the option to choose a different spoof location if you choose. You can find it here www.torproject.org.
    A good friend of mine uses proxymate which is a Firefox plugin which can be found here www.proxymate.co.uk, or at least I think it is, I can't access the page as I am at work and my network has all proxy sites black listed, lol.

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    Re: WW2 Aces

    Very interesting video and story, thanks for sharing it. I never heard the name of this brilliant pilot. I would not critize him for being so descriptive and harsh. They were sent to do just that. Kill other men, I guess it is good for the public back home to know what their soldiers have to face overseas.

    One small detail. I saw this footage 34325235423 times in WW2 aviation documentaries, first time probably in 1988, but this is the first time I realize this small detail. Looks like the JU88 here sustained some battle damage to the left engine. Check the screenshot bellow, a big chunk of the cover was ripped of from behind the engine. Funny you have to watch this few seconds 100000 times to realize such a small detail.

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    Re: WW2 Aces

    I saw the whole 'Heroes of the Skies' documentary series when it was broadcast....well worth watching...

    Episode 6: 'Gabby' Gabreski
    The story of Francis 'Gabby' Gabreski.

    Episode 5: Robin Olds
    Lord Ashcroft KCMG looks back at Operation BOLO.

    Episode 4: The Tuskegee Airmen
    The story of the WWII African-American fighter training plan.

    Episode 3: Wingwalker
    Detailing the actions of the crew of the Lancaster ME669.

    Episode 2: George Beurling
    The chequered career and exciting exploits of George Beurling are revealed.
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    Episode 1: Douglas Bader
    The remarkable story of one of World War II's most famous fighter pilots.
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    Re: WW2 Aces

    This is an amazing interview with Bob Hoover.

    http://www.eaavideo.org/video.aspx?v=45895140001

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    I've saw this guys stunt with his Aero Commander, it was a great performance.

    Thanks for sharing
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    Re: WW2 Aces

    While I respect the fighters, regardless their nationality, I really don't like how Mr. George Beurling talks about the tragic death of our pilot Furio Niclot Doglio using graphic details (min 41.30) as the commentator said too. I can't imagine the " ... feeling of satisfaction ... " of Mr. Beurling. Anyway I respect him for what he did for his Nation and Malta of course.





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