The Resource Bombing Hitler's dams, (electronic resource)

Bombing Hitler's dams, (electronic resource)

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Bombing Hitler's dams
Title
Bombing Hitler's dams
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Language
eng
Summary
NOVA Bombing Hitler's Dams - 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
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Midwest
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
Rated G
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No credits provided
Runtime
120
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Bombing Hitler's dams, (electronic resource)
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multicolored
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MWT11867340
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Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 120 min.))
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
MWT11867340
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
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  • other
  • remote
Stock number
11867340
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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other

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