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National Geographic – Nazi Megastructures: Series 1 (2013) 5of6 Hitler’s Jet Caves

Nazi Megastructures 5of6 Hitlers Jet Caves
Nazi Megastructures
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.

National Geographic - Nazi Megastructures (2013) Part 1: Atlantic Wall
Uncovering what is left of Hitler’s ambitious structures which were built in a bid for world domination, beginning with a look at the Atlantic Wall. Created in order to protect Europe from an Allied invasion it stretches thousands of kilometres from France to Norway, and on D-Day the fortifications were put to the ultimate test.

National Geographic - Nazi Megastructures (2013) Part 2: V2 Rocket Bases
Discover how Nazi scientist Wernher von Braun heralded the birth of ballistic missiles and laid the technological foundations for the space race.

National Geographic - Nazi Megastructures (2013) Part 3: U Boat Base
A look at the huge concrete submarine pens built by the Nazis to protect their U-Boats from allied bombs. Such was their size and strength, they still survive today.

National Geographic - Nazi Megastructures (2013) Part 4: Super Tanks
The story of Nazi engineers tasked with fulfilling Hitler’s megalomaniac demand for the construction of a land battleship weighing 1,000 tons.

National Geographic - Nazi Megastructures (2013) Part 5: Hitlers Jet Caves
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.

National Geographic - Nazi Megastructures (2013) Part 6: Fortress Berlin
April 1945. Safe in his heavily fortified FYhrerbunker in the centre of Berlin, Hitler prepares for the Allies’ final attack.

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