Additional Footage - Women of RAF Medmenham

Find out more about life at RAF Medmenham from the personal and modest accounts of three former Photographic Interpreters; Myra Collyer, Hazel Scott and Suzie Morgan. Their warmth, skill and dedication are testament to the vital role of women in the great achievements of Medmenham and the success of Operation Crossbow. There are so many more wonderful stories than it is possible to fit into a single 60 minute programme; these are just some of them.

The heroic tales of World War II are legendary, but Operation Crossbow is a little known story that deserves to join the hall of fame: how the Allies used 3D photos to thwart the Nazis' weapons of mass destruction before they could obliterate Britain.

This film brings together the heroic Spitfire pilots who took the photographs and the brilliant minds of RAF Medmenham that made sense of the jigsaw of clues hidden in the photos. Hitler was pumping a fortune into his new-fangled V weapons in the hope they could win him the war. But Medmenham had a secret weapon of its own, a simple stereoscope which brought to life every contour of the enemy landscape in perfect 3D.

The devil was truly in the detail and, together with extraordinary personal testimonies, the film uses modern computer graphics on the original wartime photographs to show just how the photo interpreters were able to uncover Hitler's nastiest secrets.

Release date: 26 May 2011

6 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
DirectorTim Dunn
ProducerTim Dunn
Executive ProducerEamon Hardy

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