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British parliament investigates Iraq's supergun

Dr. Gerald Bull was like a figure in a spy novel, designing arms for some of the world's harshest regimes. With no shortage of possible enemies, he died at the hands of an unknown assassin. But the Canadian-born artillery expert was also a brilliant scientist with a dream: to launch a satellite with a giant gun.

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A committee tries to get to the bottom of the existence of Iraq's supergun.
Medium: Television
Program: The National
Broadcast Date: Jan. 15, 1992
Guest(s):
Host: Peter Mansbridge
Reporter: Gillian Findlay
Duration: 2:21

Last updated: February 8, 2012

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