Nazi Mega Weapons
In the quest for world domination, the Nazis built some of the biggest and deadliest pieces of military hardware and malevolent technology in history. With brilliant, dark minds and a legion of captive labor at their disposal, the Nazis believed the path to ultimate victory was to out-build and out-engineer their enemies. To them, bigger definitely meant better, and better meant more lethal. As Hitler's grip on Europe tightened, he ordered men like Wernher von Braun, Ferdinand Porsche and Alfried Krupp to build increasingly outlandish machines and structures to realize his master plan. This is World War II told from a new perspective. This 3-part series uncovers the engineering secrets of three iconic mega structures, tells the stories of the evil geniuses that designed them and reveals how these structures sparked a technological revolution that changed warfare forever.
Nazi Mega Weapons Previous Broadcasts
Blitzkrieg (Episode #301H)
KQED 9: Wed, May 11, 2016 -- 10:00 PM
In the first two years of the war, 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'. First the Stuka bombers blast a path though enemy lines, then the Panzer divisions cut through enemy defenses at speed. Together they're unstoppable. Hitler has the utmost confidence in the technical prowess and tactical genius of his new fighting machine. Blitzkrieg takes the Nazis to the brink of victory.
- KQED World: Sun, May 15, 2016 -- 4:00 PM
- KQED 9: Thu, May 12, 2016 -- 4:00 AM