It's hard now to conceive of how amazing the Dambuster Raid was to the people of Britain. In 1943 France and most of Europe had been in Nazi hands for three years. Britain was fighting for her freedom. For a long time her only hope had lain with the young men of bomber command.
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- Ch 354The Military Tech ShowWe have rare access to the German Aerospace Center outside Munich where scientists are using new forms of radar for surveillance and detecting land mines. Top US author Mary Roach visits the Imperial War Museum in London and discusses her best-selling book Grunt, which tackles the science behind soldiers' more unusual adversaries.The Armstrong 100 Ton GunThe Armstrong 100 Ton Gun was first created in the late 1870's, and was easily the largest weapon of the time. Weighing in at 103,888 kg, the 100 Ton Gun had an length of 9.953 meters, and took a crew of 35 men, including 18 men just to handle the ammunition. The gun was originally offered to the Royal Navy, who deemed it too heavy for use. The Italian Regia Marina then took the gun into service.