Overview

At about 1230 on the 8th August 1944 near St Aignan in Normandy Hauptsturmführer Michael Wittmann the top German tank ace and Coy Comd in an SS Heavy Tank Coy (Tiger) was killed when his tank was knocked out in counter attack against British and Canadian Forces taking part in Op Totalise. Over the years much controversy had grown up over who destroyed Wittmann's tank Joe Ekins of the British Northants Yeomanry, a Canadian tank of the Sherbrooke Fusiliers or a rocket from an RAF Typhoon. In this film the BHTV examine the latest information on the ground, including testimony from German survivors and Joe Ekins himself.. The BHTV team believe that the main weight of the evidence shows that it was most probably Ekins Sherman Firefly that struck the killer blow.

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  1. Tim Saunders

    Tim Saunders

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  2. Richard Hone

    Richard Hone

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  3. Tom Dormer

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Wittmann v Ekins: The Death of a Panzer Ace
Wittmann v Ekins: The Death of a Panzer Ace

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  • May 1, 2010
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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 17m

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