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NOVA; 3D Spies of WWII

11/18/2011

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Series
NOVA
Program
3D Spies of WWII
Program Number

3903

Series Description

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

Program Description

During World War II, Hitler's scientists developed terrifying new weapons of mass destruction. Alarmed by rumors about advanced rockets and missiles, Allied intelligence recruited a team of brilliant minds from British universities and Hollywood studios to a country house near London. Here, they secretly pored over millions of air photos shot at great risk over German territory by specially converted, high-flying Spitfires. Peering at the photos through 3D stereoscopes, the team spotted telltale clues that revealed hidden Nazi rocket bases. The photos led to devastating Allied bombing raids that were crucial setbacks to the German rocket program and helped ensure the success of the D-Day landings. With 3D graphics that recreate exactly what the photo spies saw, NOVA tells the suspenseful, previously untold story of air photo intelligence that played a vital role in defeating Hitler.

© 2011 BBC 3D Spies of WWII Additional Material © 2011 WGBH Educational Foundation A BBC/WGBH Co-Production

Duration

00:56:40

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Science
Citation
Chicago: “NOVA; 3D Spies of WWII,” 11/18/2011, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 8, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_36FF3A8E269B4DF3B889E2F023D22C2C.
MLA: “NOVA; 3D Spies of WWII.” 11/18/2011. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 8, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_36FF3A8E269B4DF3B889E2F023D22C2C>.
APA: NOVA; 3D Spies of WWII. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_36FF3A8E269B4DF3B889E2F023D22C2C
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