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NOVA; Hitler's Secret Weapon

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Hitler's Secret Weapon
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Premiered March 1974 NOVA is a general-interest documentary series that addresses a single science issue each week. Billed as "science adventures for curious grown-ups" when it first aired in March, 1974, NOVA continues to offer an informative and entertaining approach to a challenging subject. 1996 marked NOVA's 23rd season, which makes it the longest-running science program on national television. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Series release date: 3/3/1974

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Program traces the early development of German rocketry, in particular the V-2 rocket, developed at Peenemunde during World War II. Includes original shot interviews with General Dr. Walter Dornberger; Dr. Wernher von Braun; Dr. Krafft Ehricke; Arthur Rudolph; and Dieter Huzel. Program also features extensive footage of German rocket tests conducted at Peenemunde during World War II.



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