NOVA: 3D Spies of WWII
Sunday, July 28 at 7:00 p.m.
During World War II, Hitler’s scientists developed terrifying new weapons of mass destruction.
Alarmed by rumors about advanced rockets and missiles, Allied intelligence recruited a team of brilliant minds from British universities and Hollywood studios to a country house near London. Here, they secretly pored over millions of air photos shot at great risk over German territory by specially converted, high-flying Spitfires.
Peering at the photos through 3D stereoscopes, the team spotted telltale clues that revealed hidden Nazi rocket bases.
Photo, left to right: Contributors Major Chris Halsall and Wing Commander Mike Mockford with the Spitfire