Breakthrough: The Ideas That Changed the World

Hollywood Icon Hedy Lamarr

Clip: Episode 6 | 2m 56s

In 1941 the Nazi’s are winning the war in Europe. The Nazi U boats are fast and agile and the allied torpedoes are not very accurate. Hollywood star, a secret inventor, Hedy Lamarr is determined to help fight the Nazis. Inspired by a player piano, she invents a way to control torpedoes remotely and creates the world’s first secret communications system.

Aired: 05/22/19

Rating: TV-PG

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