War heroine, 91, sells dress made from Nazi flag liberated by soldier fianc (so she can buy flatscreen TV)


War heroine, 91, sells dress she made from liberated Nazi flag… so she can buy flatscreen TV

4:11 PM on 21st September 2011

Beatrice Jackman made the unique evening dress from a Nazi flag seized from the Reichstag but, with failing eyesight, she has had to auction the gown to buy a larger television

Beatrice Jackman made the unique evening dress from a Nazi flag seized from the Reichstag but, with failing eyesight, she has had to auction the gown to buy a larger television

Wartime heroine Beatrice wore the exquisite red garment at parties and balls held to celebrate the end of the war

Wartime heroine Beatrice, pictured here in 1945, wore the exquisite red garment at parties and balls held to celebrate the end of the war

Jackman cut the Nazi emblem out of a flag like this one, using the red fabric to make the dress

Jackman cut the Nazi emblem out of a flag like this one, using the red fabric to make the dress

A soldier surveys the Reichstag building in Berlin, after it was destroyed in May 1945

A soldier surveys the Reichstag building in Berlin, after it was destroyed in May 1945