Stadil 4 September 2013
The speech, original * in English * på dansk. Stadil
Stadil Memorial Updated:
11 SEP 2013
TV/MIDT-VEST 1 min. 27 sec. 70 års mindehøjtidelighed for nedstyrtet fly. Stadil 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 LAN EE138
minute 27 seconds sent on 4 SEP 2013
|Anchor, wreaths||Today it is exactly 70 years ago that a British Lancaster crashed near Stadil. It was marked with a memorial ceremony with guests from far away.|
|RAF Sergeant and
|Ninety-year-old Jessie Bowler has travelled more than 1300 km to commemorate her late husband. He was a part of the crew of the plane that was shot down over this field in Stadil.|
|Jessie Bowler||I don't think I'm going to be able to come again, for one thing, and for another, he was a lovely young man. So brave. Only 22 years old. And - shouldn't be forgotten.|
||All 8 crew members perished. Today one of the deceased officers was awarded a medal.|
|Erling Halkjær, co-organizer||I think it is because
they sacrificed themselves for us. Exclusively. And they did it voluntarily.
I think that is so great.
|Anchor, propeller blade||Even if 70 years
have passed since the plane crashed, more than 100 people appeared to honour
|Jessie Bowler, Brighton||I am so impressed by all these people coming for that little grave there and the Danish people are so wonderful - and looked after this grave there for 70 years.|
|Anchor, 2 F-16 planes||The memorial
ceremony was concluded with a high-flying gesture.
||Today a propeller blade from the crashed plane was erected at the grave.|