NOVA S39E10 "Bombing Hitlers Dams"
HDTV | AVI | 624x352 | XviD @ 1,212 Kbps 29.970 fps | MP3 @ 128 Kbps | 1h 52mn | 1.09 Gb
Genre: Documentary, History, Science & Education | Language: English
In 1943 a squadron of Lancaster bombers staged one of the most audacious raids in military history: destroying two gigantic dams in Germany's industrial heartland and cutting the water supply to arms factories. Their secret weapon? 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 who dealt a mighty blow to the German war machine.