Operation Crossbow

About the Show

The heroic tales of World War Two are legendary, but Operation Crossbow is a little-known story that deserves to join the hall of fame. While Hitler was pumping a fortune into his new-fangled V-weapons, RAF Medmenham had a secret weapon of its own: a simple stereoscope which brought to life every contour of the enemy landscape in perfect 3D. This film brings together the heroic Spitfire pilots who took the photographs and the brilliant minds of Medmenham who made sense of the jigsaw of clues hidden within them. Together with extraordinary personal testimonies, the film uses modern computer graphics to show just how the photo interpreters were able to thwart the Nazis’ weapons of mass destruction before they could obliterate Britain.