Britain's Greatest Machines with Chris Barrie: Season 2, Episode 3

1940s: War - Mother of Invention (15 Feb. 2010)

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Roaring into the 1940s Chris finds out there's nothing like a war to create technological change. He mans a fire pump to tackle a Blitz-style blaze and steps into an RAF control centre to ... See full summary »

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Roaring into the 1940s Chris finds out there's nothing like a war to create technological change. He mans a fire pump to tackle a Blitz-style blaze and steps into an RAF control centre to discover how radar helped win the Battle of Britain. From spy planes to powerboats, jet engines to shrapnel-proof fire engines, Chris shows how new innovations helped defeat Hitler. But then we needed brand new tractor and car designs to help build the peace that followed. Written by National Geographic

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