The Century of Warfare

Season 1 Episode 20

The Air War - 1939 - 1945

Aired Unknown Jan 02, 1994 on A&E
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The Air War - 1939 - 1945
Aerial warfare came of age in the Second World War with ever-more sophisticated single-engine fighters grappling to achieve supremacy over each battlefield; close-support aircraft proving a crucial element in every attack; and strategic bombers devastating an enemy's cities and terrorising its civilians.This episode charts the desperate race between the warring nations to develop ever faster and more deadly aircraft and the story behind the scientists who built them and the heroes who flew them.* The Blitzkrieg Campaigns* The Bouncing Bomb* Operation Pointblank * The Grand Slam* The Atomic Bomb* The London Blitzmoreless

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