Season 33, Episode 6 Hitler's Sunken Secret

First Aired: November 8, 2005

“Hitler's Sunken Secret” explores the Nazi quest for atomic weapons as it follows a mission to recover barrels of heavy water bound for Berlin from a Norwegian hydroelectric plant. The heavy water was being transported by ferry across Norway's Lake Tinnsjo in February 1944 when the ferry was sunk by the Norwegian resistance. Scientists and historians want to know if the water could have been used in the bomb-making process, and how far along that process was.

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  • Premiered: March 3, 1974
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  • Premise: PBS's premier science-documentary series, which has won six Peabody Awards and more than 20 Emmys (four in 2002 alone) since its 1974 debut. `Nova' clearly, and often engagingly, `demystifies' a vast range of science, technology and history topics---past a… (more)

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