Season 39, Episode 11 Bombing Hitler's Dams

First Aired: January 11, 2012

A 1943 Allied raid that employed a revolutionary bouncing bomb to destroy its targets, two gigantic dams in German's industrial heartland, is recalled. Included: the technical challenges of making and dropping such an explosive are replicated with a vintage World War II DC4, an oil drum-sized bomb and a 1:6 scale model of one of the dams.

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