Jimmy Hoffa and the Mob

In 1975, the notorious American union boss, Jimmy Hoffa, went missing. Hoffa has never been seen since but it is widely believed he was killed in a mafia hit. On the History Hour this week, hear from an FBI agent who investigated the murder. Plus, the sailor who survived an attack by sharks during World War II, and the Indian actress who starred in a soap opera which gripped the nation.

Photo: Jimmy Hoffa testifying at a hearing into labour rackets, 1958 (Keystone/Getty Images)

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55 minutes

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Sat 3 Aug 2013 21:06 GMT

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