Official trailer for the documentary film “Great Balloon Bomb Invasion”
by Alex Billington
December 2, 2021
“If we find something, they need to understand how dangerous it could be…” Discovery has released the official trailer for the documentary film Big invasion of explosive balloons, which is now available to stream on Discovery+ (starting today – December 2). You’ve probably heard of these exploding balloons, but there’s finally an entire movie about them! Between 1944 and 1945, during World War II, the Japanese launched more than 9,000 bomb-laden balloons across the Pacific, killing six in Oregon. The “Fu-Go” bombs, as they were called, reached far eastern Indiana and southern Texas, but only 300 were found, potentially leaving thousands of bombs scattered across the country. In this film, for the first time, an investigation is launched into the hidden history, as well as a high-tech hunt for unexploded remains. For more information on these World War II bombs, there is also a short doc Indiscriminate bombing, filmed by a bat and that Youtube video. Seems like half is a history lesson, the other half is a “MythBusters” style test.
Here’s the trailer for Stuart Chait’s doc Big invasion of explosive balloonsdirectly from Youtube:
Many Americans learned that the American continent was not attacked during World War II. But it was. Between 1944 and 1945, the Japanese launched more than 9,000 bomb-laden balloons across the Pacific, resulting in tragic deaths in Oregon. These deadly “Fu-Go” bombs reached far eastern Indiana and southern Texas…but only 300 were found, potentially leaving thousands of deadly bombs scattered across the United States. For the first time, an investigation is launched into the hidden history of this attack, with a high-tech hunt for unexploded remains. Big invasion of explosive balloons is directed by American producer/filmmaker Stuart Chait, making his directorial debut after numerous productions, as well as directing the television series “Lost Gold” and “10 Things You Don’t Know About”. It hasn’t been featured at any festival or anywhere else as far as we know. Discovery releases Stuart Chait’s Big invasion of explosive balloons streaming on Discover+ from December 2, 2021. It is available to view now.