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The War File: Doodlebugs - Hitlers Terror Weapons 2008
The War File: Doodlebugs - Hitlers Terror Weapons: The German deployment of the V1 (Vergeltungswaffe), and later the V2 rockets, marked a stunning new development in German military capabilities. These primitive rockets were the first guided missiles in war and the forerunner to todays intercontinental ballistic missiles and cruise missiles. Nicknamed buzz bombs for the characteristic sound of their jet engines, they were also referred to as doodlebugs after an Australian insect with similar erratic flight patterns. In this program we trace the development of the V1 and V2 rockets and their subsequent use by the Germans during World War II. Using rare archival footage, stunning computer graphics, and expert commentary, we witness the fascinating story and the reign of destruction inflicted by Hitlers terror weapons. Narrated by Graham McTavish. NTSC, B&W and Color, Dolby Digital Stereo, Menu Language English, Full Screen 4:3.
- Release Date:
- September 09, 2008