A D-Day Commando, filter room girl and RAF evader feature in ‘Welsh Heroes of World War 2’ which is now available to watch on-line.
The three programmes take Ted Owens, Eileen Younghusband and John Evans on emotional trips down memory lane to revisit their WW2 experiences.
The series ends with RAF evader John Evans, who spent four months on the run in Occupied Belgium, paying tribute to the Resistance heroes who helped him.
And, in an historic moment, he meets up with one of the Luftwaffe aces whose job it was to shot RAF bombers down.
UPDATE: Received a message from Dr Rolf Ebhardt, the Luftwaffe nightfighter ace, who features in ‘Welsh Heroes of World War 2: Airman on the Run’. Rolf came to the UK to meet the programme’s main character, John Evans.
Have viewed the film, Rolf says: “I was impressed about the marvellous outcome of the interview. So the two old men are still “going strong” (at least more or less!).
I am glad I could represent the former enemy in a dignified manner to your countrymen,which in turn helps for good relations between our two nations, to come together also in future in friendship.”
I filmed a long interview with Rolf, which has never been shown anywhere: this was his first TV appearance. We are now working on plans for another documentary.
John Evans article from Western Telegraph:
Excellent Greg,will these stories come out on a dvd.
Unfortunately, not Dave. Glad you got to see them though. Hope you are well.
With a tear in my eye,i watched those documentriesheart breaking but Brilliant.
Many thanks for the comments, Dave. Much appreciated.
John and Ted were both a pleasure to work with, and it is an honour to know them.
Hi Greg,looking through my books ihave also been luck enough to have a signed copy of Eileen Younghusbands book as well,great read.Dave.