Nazi Megastructures

Sunday 05.00pm

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National Geographic
Nazi Megastructures

WHEN TO WATCH

  1. Sunday 26 May at 05.00pm

    Hitler's Luftwaffe (Season 4)

  2. Tuesday 28 May at 04.00pm

    Super Tanks (Season 1)

  3. Wednesday 29 May at 04.00pm

    Hitler's Jet Caves (Season 1)

Synopsis

In his quest for world domination, Hitler demanded some of the biggest and deadliest pieces of military hardware in history. In this series, the shock and awe tactics of the Blitzkrieg, the unparalleled fortifications on The Channel Islands and the Fuhrer's Megasub - a silent killing machine that had the potential to win the war for the Nazis - are all explored. Evidence of these terror weapons and incredible defensive structures are spread across Europe, if you know where to look. Nazi Mega Structures follows a team of experts on a dark journey of exploration through Europe's mountains, forests and industrial heartland to uncover a Nazi world that has been hidden for decades. Using drama reconstructions, carefully crafted CGI and rarely seen archive, each episode also unravels the personal stories of the men who designed, built and operated Hitler's terrifying mega weapons.

Episodes

  • Japan's Warrrior Code

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    Japan's Warrior Code: As a deadly battle threatens to bring the US's B-29 bomber in reach of Japan, the Japanese bank on a weapon of their own to bring them victory. (S5, ep 2) RATING: NU12

  • Hitler's British Invasion Plan

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    May 1940 and the Nazi war machine reaches the English Channel. Hitler plans to destroy Britain's air power and land troops in southern England.

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    Saturday 15 June at 09.00am
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  • Japan's Death Railway

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    1942, Japan has captured oil rich Burma to secure its growing empire's future. But with its navy decimated at the Battle of Midway it needs a new supply route. The result is a 258 mile railway.

  • The Battle Of Kursk

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    The Battle of Kursk: Following a humiliating defeat at Stalingrad, Hitler demands a switch to Total War before launching the biggest tank battle in history. (2 of 3)

  • Hell Island

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    Guadalcanal is the glittering prize of the Pacific. Japan are determined to build an airfield on it. But the US have their eyes on it, too. Whoever controls Guadalcanal will potentially win the Second World War.

  • Hitler's Desert War

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    Armed with one of the most famous generals of WWII, Erwin Rommel, Hitler takes on the Allies across Tunisia, Libya and Egypt - in a brutal campaign that pushed the British to their limits and would dictate the course of the war.

  • Hitler's War In The Skies

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    January 1943 - with defeat in Russia and North Africa Hitter now has to face a new battle front. The fight for the skies above the fatherland itself.

  • Hitler's Mediterranean Fortress

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    When allied spies plant false documents on a corpse, they are carrying out one of the most audacious deceptions of World War II. Operation Mincemeat ensures that the allied invasion of Sicily takes the Nazis by surprise.