If you’re interested in all-things-related-toWorld War II … don’t miss the Nova program tomorrow night called “3D Spies of WWII.”
The program premieres Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 8 p.m. on KSPS in Spokane and this story of suspense and wartime secret intelligence hasn’t been told until now.
Apparently Allied intelligence at the time recruited the smartest guys in the room (and women perhaps although that remains to be seen) to a country house near London where they scanned millions of air photos, which were shot at great risk over Nazi German territory by specially converted, high-flying Spitfires. The London team was able to unearth clues that revealed hidden German rocket bases. The resulting bombing raids were critical setbacks to Hitler’s rocket program and helped ensure the success of D-Day landings.
According to the background on the schedule, we’ll get to see 3D graphics that recreate exactly what the spies saw ... that ultimately played a vital role in defeating Hitler.
Future Airs: 01/19/12, 2:00 am KSPS DT; 01/19/12, 5:00 am KSPS7.2; 01/19/12, 11:00 am KSPS7.2; 01/19/12, 4:00 pm KSPS7.2; 01/19/12, 9:00 pm KSPS7.2; 01/22/12, 1:00 am KSPS DT