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How the invention of the jet engine gave hope to Britain as the country recovered from the Second World War, becoming a lucrative export and a powerful piece of military hardware.

Britain emerged from the Second World War in financial crisis, but one technological innovation provided hope for the future - a world-leading jet aviation industry. During the Cold War, the jet engine became a lucrative export and a powerful piece of military hardware, but selling to the wrong buyer could alter the balance of power.

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Sun 14 Apr 2019 22:30

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Presenter James Holland
Producer Simon Winchcombe
Director Simon Winchcombe
Series Producer Jeremy Hall
Executive Producer Eamon Hardy

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