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.
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.Watch Now:Amazon
During World War II, Hitler's Germany used its new Tiger and Panther tanks during its invasion of the Soviet Union.Watch Now:Amazon
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.Watch Now:Amazon
Japan’s do-or-die struggle to create and control an airfield in the middle of the PacificWatch Now:Amazon
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.
April 1945. Safe in his heavily fortified Führerbunker in the centre of Berlin, Hitler prepares for the Allies' final attack.
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.Watch Now:iTunes
Hitler’s final attempt to win was a surprise winter attack. What resulted were some of the worst war crimes ever committed against America.Watch Now:Amazon
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.
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.
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.Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
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.Watch Now:iTunes
The story of Nazi engineers tasked with fulfilling Hitler's megalomaniac demand for the construction of a land battleship weighing 1,000 tons.Watch Now:Amazon
Discover how Nazi scientist Wernher von Braun heralded the birth of ballistic missiles and laid the technological foundations for the space race.
To create a safe haven in port for their lethal U-boat submarines, the Nazis built massive, impenetrable submarine pens that still survive today.
The Bismarck and Tirpitz were battleships of record breaking proportions, ultimate status symbols of the Third Reich and hunted by the Allies.
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.Watch Now:iTunes
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.Watch Now:Amazon
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.