The story of two men destined to face each other on the battlefields of Normandy is told in this program. Michael Wittmann was a knight of the Nazi empire, a natural and accomplished soldier and highly decorated.
Like Wittmann, Trooper Joe Ekins, a shoemaker from Northamptonshire, was a volunteer for military service
but there the similarities ended. Joe was a reluctant soldier in a county yeomanry armored regiment, while
Wittmann served in the Waffen SS?s elite Tiger Battalion.
Panzer ace Wittmann had 138 tank kills to his name, including an impressive score against 7th Armoured
Division at Villers Bocage early in the Normandy Campaign but how was the Panzer Ace finally knocked out?
Stung by some wilful misrepresentation of facts and his views, Joe has for the first time told his story for this
DVD in full and in detail.