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3D Spies of WWII

Posted by Alyce Valasek on Mon, May 21, 2012

For all of you holography fans, if you didn’t get a chance to see the movie, 3D Spies of WWII, check it out.  With 3D graphics, NOVA reveals how the Allies used special aerial photos to deal a dire blow to the Nazi rocket program. 

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PBS did an excellent job of showing how 3D stereoscopes helped analysts uncover hidden rocket and missile sites.  Looking at an aerial photo of a 2D rocket revealed a spot of white; seeing a 3D photo revealed a 45 foot rocket.  At the time, the German V1 missile was the leading edge of technology.  3D analysts in London got to see it aimed directly at them.  A real ah-ha moment for the British.  3D stereoscopes exposed details that were previously invisible and allowed the British military to accurately select targets and assess damage after bombing. 

Watch Sneak Peak: 3D Spies of WWII on PBS. See more from NOVA.

You come away with the value 3D terrain analysis and high technology played in identifying threats and the decision-making to countering those threats.  It makes you appreciate how vital 3D technology is to the freedoms we enjoy.  

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