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Hitler's Supergun

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This is one of those stirring documentaries that promise tales of Second World War operations that have “never before been told”. In the later stages of the war Hitler ordered the creation of the largest gun ever, the V3, designed to fire shells at London from a massive emplacement in a hillside on the French coast.

And in a race to knock out the supergun, the Allies dreamt up their own hi-tech weapons. The Americans devised a remote-controlled heavy bomber packed with explosives (an operation in which the man “born to be president”, Joe Kennedy Jr, died), while the British drafted in Barnes Wallis, the genius behind the bouncing bomb. His idea? A weapon that would trigger an earthquake.

Summary

Documentary exploring how the Nazis built the largest cannon in history, able to target London from the French coast, and the weapons developed by the Allies to destroy it.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Hugh Hunt
Director Ian Duncan
Editor Paul Shepard
Producer Catherine Watling

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