The BEST episodes of Nazi Megastructures

Every episode of Nazi Megastructures ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Nazi Megastructures!

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.

Last Updated: 1/31/2023Network:National Geographic (UK)
Hitler's Fortresses
1 votes

#1 - Hitler's Fortresses

Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired 1/30/2020

In order to extend its hold over the world, Hitler relied on its gigantic fortresses built to prevent any invasion by the Allies. With defensive structures along a coast of almost 2,500 kilometers, Norway is one of the first lines of the Arctic from which the Nazis can target the Soviet Union.

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Hitler's Tanks
1 votes

#2 - Hitler's Tanks

Season 8 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/16/2020

During World War II, Hitler's Germany used its new Tiger and Panther tanks during its invasion of the Soviet Union.

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The Battle of the Pacific
1 votes

#3 - The Battle of the Pacific

Season 8 - Episode 1 - Aired 12/26/2019

As the US armed forces sweep up and down the Pacific, the Japanese fight tirelessly to defend mainland Japan. From the air, they sow death and chaos, resorting to suicide bombers.

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Hell Island
1 votes

#4 - Hell Island

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/9/2019

Japan’s do-or-die struggle to create and control an airfield in the middle of the Pacific

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Hitler's Air Force
1 votes

#5 - Hitler's Air Force

Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired 1/23/2020

A closer look at Hitler's Air Force: The Luftwaffe. At the beginning of World War II, it was the most powerful Air Force in the world. It is a symbol of the military ambition of the Nazi leader.

Fortress Berlin
137 votes

#6 - Fortress Berlin

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/16/2013

April 1945. Safe in his heavily fortified Führerbunker in the centre of Berlin, Hitler prepares for the Allies' final attack.

Hitler's Propaganda Machine
21 votes

#7 - Hitler's Propaganda Machine

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/14/2017

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.

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The Atlantic Wall
195 votes

#8 - The Atlantic Wall

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/18/2013

Discover the story behind the defensive wall, stretching thousands of kilometres, built by the Third Reich to protect themselves from the Allies.

Directors: Chris Hale
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America's War: Hitler's Final Offensive
7 votes

#9 - America's War: Hitler's Final Offensive

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/13/2019

Hitler’s final attempt to win was a surprise winter attack. What resulted were some of the worst war crimes ever committed against America.

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Hitler's Jet Caves
161 votes

#10 - Hitler's Jet Caves

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/9/2013

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.

Blitzkrieg Lightning War Machine
90 votes

#11 - Blitzkrieg Lightning War Machine

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/17/2016

Ruins across Europe tell the story of Blitzkrieg, a revolution in warfare which almost gave Hitler the chance to create his Thousand Year Reich.

The Eagle's Nest
95 votes

#12 - The Eagle's Nest

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/3/2016

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.

Hitler's Italian Fortress
20 votes

#13 - Hitler's Italian Fortress

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/31/2017

The story of one of the Nazis' toughest structures. These defensive lines spanned the Italian peninsula, stalling the Allies for almost two years.

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Pacific Megaships
80 votes

#14 - Pacific Megaships

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/31/2016

In the 1930s the Japanese begin designing the Yamato, the world's most powerful battleship, 30 per cent larger than anything their enemies have.

Hitler's Island Megafortress
63 votes

#15 - Hitler's Island Megafortress

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/10/2016

It’s June 1940 and the Nazis have taken the Channel Islands, where Hitler orders some of the most fortified structures in the Third Reich.

Hitler's Luftwaffe
21 votes

#16 - Hitler's Luftwaffe

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/21/2017

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.

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Hitler's Arctic Fortress
26 votes

#17 - Hitler's Arctic Fortress

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/7/2017

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.

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Super Tanks
169 votes

#18 - Super Tanks

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/2/2013

The story of Nazi engineers tasked with fulfilling Hitler's megalomaniac demand for the construction of a land battleship weighing 1,000 tons.

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V2 Rocket Bases
210 votes

#19 - V2 Rocket Bases

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/18/2013

Discover how Nazi scientist Wernher von Braun heralded the birth of ballistic missiles and laid the technological foundations for the space race.

Directors: Luke Mcgluaghlin
U-Boat Base
139 votes

#20 - U-Boat Base

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/25/2013

To create a safe haven in port for their lethal U-boat submarines, the Nazis built massive, impenetrable submarine pens that still survive today.

Directors: Chris Hale
Hitler's Megaships
33 votes

#21 - Hitler's Megaships

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/27/2015

The Bismarck and Tirpitz were battleships of record breaking proportions, ultimate status symbols of the Third Reich and hunted by the Allies.

Hitler's War Trains
22 votes

#22 - Hitler's War Trains

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/17/2017

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.

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America's War: Japan's Warrior Code
9 votes

#23 - America's War: Japan's Warrior Code

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/23/2019

How the Japanese army turned to ancient warrior traditions during the battle of Saipan - a conflict where defeat would place US aircraft dangerously close to their home country.

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The Wolf's Lair
36 votes

#24 - The Wolf's Lair

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/20/2015

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.

Japanese Superfortress
61 votes

#25 - Japanese Superfortress

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 6/7/2016

In 1945 Japanese generals construct a network of defences and tunnels on Okinawa, creating a devastating killing ground for American troops.

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