The BEST Episodes of Nazi Megastructures
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 15, 2020
Network: National Geographic (UK)
Did you know? In the quest for world domination, the Nazis built some of the biggest and deadliest pieces of military hardware and malevolent technology in history? Creating huge terror machines, hi-tech superguns and some of the original weapons of mass destruction, their aim was to control a nation, conquer a continent and win the war! Over six unforgettable episodes, Nazi Megastructures uncovers the hidden remains of Hitler’s most ambitious Megastructures, telling the stories of the engineering geniuses that designed them and revealing how these structures sparked a technological revolution that changed warfare forever.
#1 - Hitler's Italian Fortress
Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 31, 2017
The story of one of the Nazis' toughest structures. These defensive lines spanned the Italian peninsula, stalling the Allies for almost two years.
#2 - Hitler's Arctic Fortress
Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 7, 2017
It's one of the most daring and bold operations of WW2: The Nazi's occupation and fortification of Norway. Hitler demands breath-taking defences along the country's 1500 mile coastline to prevent an Allied invasion. It includes some of the biggest gun batteries of the entire war. Norway is an Arctic frontline from which the Nazis can attack the Soviet Union, but it also offers Hitler the possible means to make an atomic bomb.
#3 - Hitler's War Trains
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 17, 2017
The railways were the lifeblood of the Nazi empire. It was a vast network that spread Nazi ambition and control across Europe and beyond. Through use of drama, documentary and archive the programme reveals Hitler's personal train, unseen bunkers, massive depots, railway weapons and record-breaking engines that made up what was arguably the Nazis biggest ever megastructure: the railways.
#6 - Fortress Berlin
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 16, 2013
April 1945. Safe in his heavily fortified Führerbunker in the centre of Berlin, Hitler prepares for the Allies' final attack.
#7 - Kamikaze Suicide Bombers
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 17, 2015
As America closes in on Japan in 1944, the Japanese turn to desperate new tactics: killer planes and super torpedoes guided by human pilots.
#8 - Hitler's Jet Caves
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 9, 2013
Explore the story behind one of the most advanced aeroplanes of WWII, the Messerschmitt Me 262, and the subterranean bat-cave where it was built.
#9 - The Eagle's Nest
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired May 3, 2016
Hitler transformed his Alpine retreat in Bavaria into a fortified fiefdom, home to 2,000 SS troops and protected by a high level security system.
#11 - The Atlantic Wall
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 18, 2013
Discover the story behind the defensive wall, stretching thousands of kilometres, built by the Third Reich to protect themselves from the Allies.
#12 - The Wolfs Lair
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 20, 2015
A secret headquarters of concrete and steel is the heart of Hitler’s plans for domination and the key to a Nazi conspiracy - the Wolf’s Lair.
#13 - Himmler's SS
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 3, 2015
In a quest for world domination, the Nazis built some of the biggest, deadliest pieces of military hardware and malevolent technology in history.
#14 - U-Boat Base
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 25, 2013
To create a safe haven in port for their lethal U-boat submarines, the Nazis built massive, impenetrable submarine pens that still survive today.
#15 - Super Tanks
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 2, 2013
The story of Nazi engineers tasked with fulfilling Hitler's megalomaniac demand for the construction of a land battleship weighing 1,000 tons.
#16 - V1: Hitler's Vengeance Missile
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 10, 2015
In retaliation for Allied bombing raids, Hitler ordered the development of the V1. The first cruise missile, it changed the face of war forever.
#17 - V2 Rocket Bases
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 18, 2013
Discover how Nazi scientist Wernher von Braun heralded the birth of ballistic missiles and laid the technological foundations for the space race.
#18 - Hitler's Megaships
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 27, 2015
The Bismarck and Tirpitz were battleships of record breaking proportions, ultimate status symbols of the Third Reich and hunted by the Allies.
#20 - Hitler's Siegfried Line
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 24, 2015
The campaign to breach Hitler's 400 mile-long Siegfried Line took more than six months and cost the American forces 140,000 casualties.
#22 - Hitler's Luftwaffe
Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 21, 2017
The Luftwaffe, a revolutionary German air force, created from nothing and fast-tracked by Hitler to annihilate the enemy from the skies. From the factory where the deadly Heinkel HE111 bombers were mass-produced, to the Baltic and the ruins of the Luftwaffe's top-secret torpedo test facility to the most technologically advanced jet bomber of World War 2, Nazi Megastructures lifts the lid on Hitler's war from above.
#23 - Hitler's Railways of Death
Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 24, 2017
The rail networks most sinister function was to facilitate the Final Solution. Hitler and the mastermind of the Holocaust, Himmler, used the vast rail network to transport Jews to concentration camps and to their death. But the wider war effort was dwindling and in 1945 in Berlin, Hitler finally abandoned his beloved train and made a dash for his underground bunker - the place that would eventually become his tomb.
#24 - Hitler's Propaganda Machine
Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 14, 2017
During the brutal Battle of Berlin in 1945, 100,000 German civilians fight to the death and 6,000 commit suicide. How did the Nazis motivate ordinary civilians to fight even when defeat was inevitable? The answer is propaganda, and in Dr Josef Goebbels, Adolf Hitler found a genius of mind-manipulation. This episode reveals the evidence left behind by the Nazi propaganda machine, monuments to the sinister but brilliant brain-washing of an entire nation.
#25 - Russia's War: Blitzkrieg In The East
Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 29, 2018
Artefacts left over from Hitler's invasion of Russia, from the vast weapons built for the German army to the stronghold at Sevastopol where they met their match.