NOVA: Bombing Hitler's Dams

NOVA: Bombing Hitler's Dams

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Get inside the mind of the genius behind one of the most unconventional weapons of WWII. In 1943 a squadron of Lancaster bombers staged one of the most audacious raids in history - destroying two gigantic dams in Germany's industrial heartland and cutting the water supply to arms factories - with a revolutionary bouncing bomb invented by British engineer Barnes Wallis. Wallis and the pilots of 617 Squadron - a lively mix of Britons, Australians, Americans, and Canadians - were hailed as heroes and dealt a mighty blow to the German war machine. Now, NOVA re-creates the extreme engineering challenges faced by Wallis and the pilots with the aid of spectacular experiments. Each represents a technical challenge that the Dambusters had to solve to make their mission a success. A crack team of experts - from dam engineers to explosives specialists - will step into the shoes of the Dambusters and attempt to overcome each obstacle in turn. They will adapt a vintage DC4 to carry a bomb the size of an oil drum; train to drop it from a dangerously low altitude in pitch darkness; get it to bounce over obstacles and onto the target; and finally, at a test site in Canada with a 1:6 scale model of one of the German dams, try to repeat history.

Subtitles: English SDH (Subtitles for Deaf and Hearing Impaired), Descriptive Video for the Visually Impaired.

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Original Languages: English
Duration: 120
Condition: New
Studio & Production Company: PBS Distribution
Color: Y
Container Type: PACKAGE NOT AVAILABLE
Record Label: PBS Distribution
Brand: PUBLIC BROADCASTING SERVICE
Movie Genre: dvd - VARIETY & MISC
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.50 x 0.50 x 7.44 Inches
Release Date: 01/31/2012
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