The BEST Episodes of Nazi Megastructures
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 25, 2019
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
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
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
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.
#4 - Kamikaze Suicide Bombers
Season 2 - Episode 5
As America closes in on Japan in 1944, the Japanese turn to desperate new tactics: killer planes and super torpedoes guided by human pilots.
#6 - Hitler's Jet Caves
Season 1 - Episode 5
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.
#7 - U-Boat Base
Season 1 - Episode 3
To create a safe haven in port for their lethal U-boat submarines, the Nazis built massive, impenetrable submarine pens that still survive today.
#9 - V2 Rocket Bases
Season 1 - Episode 2
Discover how Nazi scientist Wernher von Braun heralded the birth of ballistic missiles and laid the technological foundations for the space race.
#11 - V1: Hitler's Vengeance Missile
Season 2 - Episode 4
In retaliation for Allied bombing raids, Hitler ordered the development of the V1. The first cruise missile, it changed the face of war forever.
#12 - Fortress Berlin
Season 1 - Episode 6
April 1945. Safe in his heavily fortified Führerbunker in the centre of Berlin, Hitler prepares for the Allies' final attack.
#13 - The Wolfs Lair
Season 2 - Episode 1
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.
#14 - Himmler's SS
Season 2 - Episode 3
In a quest for world domination, the Nazis built some of the biggest, deadliest pieces of military hardware and malevolent technology in history.
#15 - The Atlantic Wall
Season 1 - Episode 1
Discover the story behind the defensive wall, stretching thousands of kilometres, built by the Third Reich to protect themselves from the Allies.
#17 - The Eagle's Nest
Season 3 - Episode 1
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.
#18 - Hitler's Megaships
Season 2 - Episode 2
The Bismarck and Tirpitz were battleships of record breaking proportions, ultimate status symbols of the Third Reich and hunted by the Allies.
#19 - Super Tanks
Season 1 - Episode 4
The story of Nazi engineers tasked with fulfilling Hitler's megalomaniac demand for the construction of a land battleship weighing 1,000 tons.
#20 - Hitler's Siegfried Line
Season 2 - Episode 6
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
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.