Nazi Megastructures

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Synopsis

The story of Americas most important battles against the Nazis and the Japanese during World War Two. This series examines the military mind-set, pioneering tactics and state-of-the-art technologies deployed by both sides. Remnants of military hard-wear, defensive megastructures and forgotten relics of war are discovered as experts journey from the beaches of the Pacific islands to the battlefields of Northern Europe.

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Episodes

  • Japan's Warrrior Code

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    June 1944. The Japanese are in retreat across the Pacific. Now, at the island of Saipan, they face a pivotal battle. If they lose, a deadly new American weapon - the B-29 long-range bomber - will be within range of Japan for the first time. But the Empire believes a mighty weapon of its own will win the battle - a deep-rooted tradition of aggression and sacrifice in battle. Can the Japanese warrior mindset prevail?

  • Japan's Island of Death

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    September 1944. The Japanese have suffered catastrophic defeats across the Pacific. Wasting men in a futile attempt to expel the enemy at the beach is no longer viable if they are to protect the Home Islands. On Peleliu the Japanese build an island-wide defensive megastructure that creates a killing zone unprecedented in the Pacific. What unfolds is one of the most brutal battles of World War Two. Americans are killed in their thousands.

  • Fortress Japan

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    This is the story of Japan's final months of world war two. When America threatens to invade, the Japanese turn their country into a fortress and unleash a terrifying new weapon, suicide bombers. With surrender not an option, the Japanese prepare for the ultimate showdown on home soil. They plan to mobilise the entire country. Civilians must be ready to fight in hand-to-hand combat.

  • Pearl Harbor

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    The extraordinary story of how Japan planned and carried out the surprise air attack on the US Navy in Hawaii. From Admiral Yamamoto's bold idea through months of secret preparation, pilot training, innovations in torpedo design, and clever ruses to deceive US military intelligence, culminating in a devastating strike on America's mighty Pacific Fleet on 7th December 1941.

  • Hitler's Final Offensive

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    Hitler's final throw of the dice to win World War Two - a surprise, winter attack against the Allies least defended front line - the Ardennes. Spearheaded by SS Panzer Tiger tanks, the Germans try to cut the Allied forces in two and destroy them. The Germans ruthless advance results in the worst war crimes ever committed against Americans. On both sides, thousands are killed but for the Americans, it's the bloodiest battle of the entire war.

  • D-Day

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    Spring 1944. An allied invasion of Hitler's Fortress Europe is inevitable, and under the leadership of distinguished commander Field Marshall Erwin Rommel, the Germans begin a comprehensive programme to turn coastal areas into killing zones. But they still have no idea where and when the invasion will come, and in a fascinating game of cat and mouse, the Allies keep them guessing all the way up to 6th June 1944 - D-Day.