The Best Episodes of Nazi Megastructures

Last Updated: Nov 28, 2018

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.

Kamikaze Suicide Bombers

#1 - 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.

star 7.83
24 votes
Pacific Megaships

#2 - Pacific Megaships

Season 3 - Episode 5

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 7.71
7 votes
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U-Boat Base

#3 - 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.

star 7.65
35 votes
Directors: Chris Hale
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Hitler's Jet Caves

#4 - 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.

star 7.63
32 votes
Fortress Berlin

#5 - 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.

star 7.58
33 votes
Hitler's Island Megafortress

#6 - Hitler's Island Megafortress

Season 3 - Episode 2

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 7.53
36 votes
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V2 Rocket Bases

#7 - 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.

star 7.52
42 votes
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Blitzkrieg Lightning War Machine

#8 - Blitzkrieg Lightning War Machine

Season 3 - Episode 3

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 7.52
21 votes
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Himmler's SS

#9 - 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.

star 7.50
22 votes
V1: Hitler's Vengeance Missile

#10 - 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.

star 7.49
39 votes
The Wolfs Lair

#11 - 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.

star 7.48
21 votes
Hitler's Killer Subs

#12 - Hitler's Killer Subs

Season 3 - Episode 4

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 7.42
19 votes
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The Atlantic Wall

#13 - 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.

star 7.37
54 votes
Directors: Chris Hale
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The Eagle's Nest

#14 - 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.

star 7.35
37 votes
Hitler's Megaships

#15 - 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.

star 7.32
19 votes
Super Tanks

#16 - 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.

star 7.24
43 votes
Hitler's Siegfried Line

#17 - 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.

star 7.04
25 votes
Japanese Superfortress

#18 - Japanese Superfortress

Season 3 - Episode 6

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

star 6.50
2 votes
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