Friday, August 26, 2016

Bombing Hitler's Supergun

Today on Far Future Horizons we present another exciting episode from the acclaimed PBS science documentary series NOVA which aired May 11, 2016.

In this instalment of NOVA “Bombing Hitler's Supergun” we discover how Allied forces conspired to destroy one of Hitler’s most diabolical weapons. In the spring of 1943 World War II is slowly beginning to turn in favour of the Allied forces.

But, growing desperate, Hitler hatches plans for a diabolical weapon: a bank of “superguns" housed in a massive underground complex in Nazi-occupied northern France.

Together the guns would be able to pump 300 heavy high explosive shells into downtown London every hour—a target 100 miles away. This weapon could spell doom for the Allies.

But how can such a massive gun possibly work? Join NOVA as engineers, archaeologists, and World War II historians investigate this fearsome weapon. And discover the two audacious missions designed to destroy the seemingly impregnable supergun complex, one of which is led by none other than Joseph Kennedy Jr. Can these hair-raising missions save the Allied forces?

This instalment of NOVA can be purchased direct from PBS Home Video.

PBS NOVA - Bombing Hitler's Supergun
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