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3D glasses aided Hitler's downfall


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The stereoscope was a simple Victorian invention which works on the same principles of today's 3D glasses. It enabled enemy landscape photographs, scanned by teams of photographic interpreters, to be viewed in 3D, and as a result saved thousands from the VI and II missile onslaught.

This BBC articleClick here explains the stereoscope's capabilities.

For those interested, a documentary of "Operation Crossbow" is broadcast at 2100 BST on Sunday 15 May, on BBC Two. The brilliance of our scientists and of the countless men and women involved in World War II will forever be remembered by a grateful nation. TC.

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Perhaps one of the most audacious deceptions of WW2 was "Operation Mincemeat". This was a scheme to convince the Germans that an allied attack was planned to made in Greece, instead of Sicily. It was a great success. (Some of you may recall the movie "The man who never was").

A documentary about this is to be shown on BBC2 this Saturday, 21st May, 8pm-9pm. Well worth watching.

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Bingalau

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It only seems a couple of months since "Operation Mincemeat was last shown. But what's that got to do with 3D glasses?

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Bingalau - it has nothing at all to do with glasses of any sort. It does have a connection to secret wartime operations used by Britain.

Moreover, for some reason I was unable to start a new thread in Speakers corner; hence the post here. The new PCA site seems to have not quite settled down yet.

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morddwyd

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I found the programme disappointing.

Long on reconstruction and restored PR Spitfires, but short on operation details.

The participants had stories to tell, but it stayed very superficial.

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