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Bombing Hitler's Dams

Season 39 Episode 2 | 1hr 52m 51s

In 1943 a squadron of Lancaster bombers staged one of the most audacious raids in military history: destroying two gigantic dams in Germany's industrial heartland and cutting the water supply to arms factories. Their secret weapon? A revolutionary bouncing bomb invented by British engineer Barnes Wallis.

Aired: 01/09/12 | Expires: 12/15/15
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