The BEST Episodes of Nazi Megastructures

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 15, 2020

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.

Hitler's Italian Fortress

#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.

star 8.50
2 votes
Hitler's Arctic Fortress

#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.

star 8.33
3 votes
Hitler's War Trains

#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.

star 8.20
5 votes
Pacific Megaships

#4 - Pacific Megaships

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired May 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.

star 7.94
35 votes
Blitzkrieg Lightning War Machine

#5 - Blitzkrieg Lightning War Machine

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired May 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.

star 7.86
78 votes
Fortress Berlin

#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.

star 7.83
121 votes
Kamikaze Suicide Bombers

#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.

star 7.80
25 votes
Hitler's Jet Caves

#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.

star 7.75
146 votes
The Eagle's Nest

#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.

star 7.73
94 votes
Hitler's Island Megafortress

#10 - Hitler's Island Megafortress

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired May 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.

star 7.73
66 votes
The Atlantic Wall

#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.

star 7.61
176 votes
Directors: Chris Hale
The Wolfs Lair

#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.

star 7.46
24 votes
Himmler's SS

#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.

star 7.46
24 votes
U-Boat Base

#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.

star 7.38
122 votes
Directors: Chris Hale
Super Tanks

#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.

star 7.28
157 votes
V1: Hitler's Vengeance Missile

#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.

star 7.28
69 votes
V2 Rocket Bases

#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.

star 7.27
185 votes
Hitler's Megaships

#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.

star 7.26
23 votes
Hitler's Killer Subs

#19 - Hitler's Killer Subs

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired May 24, 2016

Hitler planned a submarine to outperform all others. The Type 21 was the world's most advanced submarine: Hitler's sea-faring super weapon

star 7.17
48 votes
Hitler's Siegfried Line

#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.

star 7.07
27 votes
Japanese Superfortress

#21 - Japanese Superfortress

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 7, 2016

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

star 6.97
31 votes
Hitler's Luftwaffe

#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.

star 6.50
2 votes
Hitler's Railways of Death

#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.

star 0.00
0 votes
Hitler's Propaganda Machine

#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.

star 0.00
0 votes
Russia's War: Blitzkrieg In The East

#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.

star 0.00
0 votes