NOVA; Zeppelin Terror Attack
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- Zeppelin Terror Attack
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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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NOVA tells the largely unknown story of the first bombing of civilian populations, when zeppelins delivered a deadly payload to the heart of London in World War I. The program explores the engineering arms race that unfolded as Britain scrambled to develop defenses and aircraft that could neutralize the threat, while Germany responded with ever bigger and more powerful zeppelins. Hands-on experiments examine British countermeasures, ranging from the crazy “fiery grapnel” to the first incendiary bullets invented by a fireworks manufacturer. And a NOVA team flies a modern blimp over nighttime London to determine how zeppelins navigated.
Produced by Windfall Films Ltd. for NOVA/WGBH Boston in association with Channel 4 and National Geographic Channels
Additional Material © 2014 WGBH Educational Foundation
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