In his bid to hold on to the territory, the islands become one of the most heavily fortified pieces of land in the whole of Europe.
, tells the story of Germany’s engagement in World War II from a unique perspective, uncovering the engineering secrets of iconic megastructures, telling the stories of the engineers who designed them and revealing how these structures sparked a technological revolution that changed warfare forever.
With historic footage, recreations of milestone moments and interviews with history, engineering and military strategy experts, the episodes recount the triumphs and blunders of the Third Reich.“The scope of these projects and the superhuman efforts that brought them to fruition remains astonishing, even 70 years later,” said Executive Producer Simon Young.
“We want viewers to understand the extraordinary lengths to which the Nazis went in order to realize their ill-fated dream of world domination.
This was a fascinating era of history, made even more chilling by the fact that some many of these structures are still around today.”In the first years of World War II, Hitler’s Germany crushes its enemies in a series of lightning offensives.
A new word is coined to describe this incredible string of successes: "Blitzkrieg" or "Lightning War." Extraordinary ruins scattered across Europe tell the story of a revolution in tactics and weapons which almost gives Hitler the chance to create his Thousand Year Reich.
About By early 1943 Nazi Germany is losing the battle in the Atlantic.Their U-Boat menace is no longer invulnerable to attack; it could cost them the war.But Hitler and Kriegsmarine High Command are one step ahead.Since 1940, they’ve been planning a submarine capable of fast underwater speeds and phenomenal firepower that will outperform anything that has gone before.Designated the Type 21, it’s the world’s most advanced submarine: Hitler’s sea-faring super weapon.About Once Hitler seizes power in 1933 he transforms his Alpine retreat in the sleepy district of Obersalzberg in Bavaria into a vast mansion called the Berghof.