Scorched Earth: German Bombers and The Doodlebug

"German Bombers" - RAF Bomber Command was responsible for carrying the war to Hitler's Germany when Britain stood alone during the early days of 1940 and 1941. By 1942, losses had grown so heavy, that the RAF adopted a policy of night bombing only. The staggeringly high casualties were borne with static resolve by the men who knew they had a job which had to be done. This is the story of the air war over Germany from the British viewpoint. "Doodlebug" - By 1942 the tide of war had finally started to swing in the favour of the Allied forces. As the industrial might and great cities of Germany suffered as never before, Hitler promised revenge. Soon weapons were developed and deployed, a turning point in the technological history of warfare. The V1, otherwise known as the Doodle Bug would cause havoc in the streets of Britain's capital. However, as the Allied forces closed in on the Third Reich, in a desperate attempt to stop the onslaught - the V2 was launched for the first time. In the dying days of the Third Reich, who would have believed that such a weapon could have been produced, A weapon, if given more time, that could have completely altered the outcome of the war. Featuring rare archive footage, stunning 3-D computer graphics and rare film of the last surviving rockets, this is a privileged glimpse into the world of Hitler's arsenal.

Year: 1999
Genre: Documentaries, War Docos
Country: UK
Duration: 90 Minutes
Rating: PG
Location in store: Documentary (War)



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