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Spitfire Pilot Captured, Then Returns with His Nazi Captors

One of the stranger tales from WWII.  Peter During, an RAF Spitfire Fighter Pilot during WWII was shot down by German flak over Italy near the end of hostilities in the war.  Although similar incidents were experienced during those closing war days by other captured Allied fighters, this story is unique because one of his Nazi captors had his personal camera along to record the events.  Knowing his camera would be confiscated, he handed his camera to Peter at the last minute, which has enabled us to actually see and share those events as they occurred long ago.  That was over 75 years ago!  Peter was interviewed for this video in his South African home eight years ago.  This wartime story is thanks to Tinus le Roux

The video story is only 11 minutes in length.