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Decoding Nazi Secrets
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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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By the summer of 1940, Hitler had conquered nearly all of Europe and surrender seemed only weeks away. But Winston Churchill had a secret weapon: the world's most curious military unit, known as Station X. In a converted English country mansion, crossword fanatics, chess champions, mathematicians and Egyptologists from both sides of the Atlantic gathered with a common goal: to break Enigma, the impregnable code machine that protected all German radio signals. The saga of how Station X broke Enigma and helped turn the tide of war is one of the most dramatic and least known stories of World War II. This two-hour special tells the full story of Station X, drawing on vivid interviews with many of the colorful geniuses and eccentrics who attacked Enigma. The program also features meticulous period reenactments shot inside the original buildings at Station X, including recreations of the world's first computing devices that aided codebreakers.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Decoding Nazi Secrets,” 10/13/1999, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 21, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F5E58DD65A974BB6AE66AA0FD17A833C.
MLA: “NOVA; Decoding Nazi Secrets.” 10/13/1999. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 21, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F5E58DD65A974BB6AE66AA0FD17A833C>.
APA: NOVA; Decoding Nazi Secrets. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F5E58DD65A974BB6AE66AA0FD17A833C
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