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Churchill's Toyshop

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Genre: Factual
Production Year: 2014

Broadcaster: Discovery
Producer: Sky Vision Productions

This film explores the secretive and strange arms race during World War II where Britain needed to arm itself but with very limited resources. Weapons manufacturers were forced to improvise resulting in Winston Churchill setting up a secret research institute dedicated to coming up with super weapons, known as Military Defense 1. With limited resources the department was tasked with inventing super weapons of which over 50 were actually used in the field including The Pencil Bomb, The Castrator, The Kangaroo Bomb and a Rocket-Launched Bridge. We meet some of the men who worked for MD1 or used the weapons in the field. Together with archive we explore this lost piece of military history and examine the battles in which these super weapons were used.

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