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Nazi Mega Weapons Previous Broadcasts

Fortress Berlin (Episode #106H)

KQED 9: Wed, May 14, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

April 1945. Hitler is in the center of Berlin, 10 meters underground, surrounded by four-meter thick concrete walls, safe from any air attack the Allies can throw at him. But the Russians are advancing on the ground: the Red Army is lined up along the Oder River and going for the Fuhrer. Blocking the way are rings of ingenious defenses, kill zones and strong-points that have turned Berlin into a fortress. At the heart of this fortress is the Fuhrerbunker.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, May 17, 2014 -- 5:00 PM
  • KQED World: Fri, May 16, 2014 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED World: Fri, May 16, 2014 -- 6:00 AM
  • KQED Channel 9: Thu, May 15, 2014 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Thu, May 15, 2014 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED Channel 9: Wed, May 14, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

Jet Fighter Me262 (Episode #105H)

KQED World: Sat, May 10, 2014 -- 5:00 PM

Explore the most technologically advanced plane of World War II, the Messerschmitt Me262, a fighter jet that inspired a revolution in aerial warfare. Learn the remarkable story of an awe-inspiring aircraft, the subterranean bat-cave where it was built and the battle for air supremacy that decided the fate of the war.

U-Boat Base (Episode #102H)

KQED World: Fri, May 9, 2014 -- 1:00 PM

To create a haven in port for their lethal U-boat submarines, the Nazis built massive, impenetrable concrete submarine pens. Structures too immense to be hidden, they were constructed to withstand direct hits from even the biggest Allied bombs. Such was their size and strength that these pens survive today, a testament to their engineering.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, May 10, 2014 -- 2:00 AM

Jet Fighter Me262 (Episode #105H)

KQED World: Fri, May 9, 2014 -- 12:00 PM

Explore the most technologically advanced plane of World War II, the Messerschmitt Me262, a fighter jet that inspired a revolution in aerial warfare. Learn the remarkable story of an awe-inspiring aircraft, the subterranean bat-cave where it was built and the battle for air supremacy that decided the fate of the war.

U-Boat Base (Episode #102H)

KQED World: Fri, May 9, 2014 -- 7:00 AM

To create a haven in port for their lethal U-boat submarines, the Nazis built massive, impenetrable concrete submarine pens. Structures too immense to be hidden, they were constructed to withstand direct hits from even the biggest Allied bombs. Such was their size and strength that these pens survive today, a testament to their engineering.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, May 10, 2014 -- 2:00 AM

Jet Fighter Me262 (Episode #105H)

KQED 9: Wed, May 7, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

Explore the most technologically advanced plane of World War II, the Messerschmitt Me262, a fighter jet that inspired a revolution in aerial warfare. Learn the remarkable story of an awe-inspiring aircraft, the subterranean bat-cave where it was built and the battle for air supremacy that decided the fate of the war.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Fri, May 9, 2014 -- 6:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Fri, May 9, 2014 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, May 8, 2014 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED Channel 9: Thu, May 8, 2014 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Thu, May 8, 2014 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED Channel 9: Wed, May 7, 2014 -- 10:00 PM

U-Boat Base (Episode #102H)

KQED World: Sat, May 3, 2014 -- 11:00 PM

To create a haven in port for their lethal U-boat submarines, the Nazis built massive, impenetrable concrete submarine pens. Structures too immense to be hidden, they were constructed to withstand direct hits from even the biggest Allied bombs. Such was their size and strength that these pens survive today, a testament to their engineering.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, May 10, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, May 4, 2014 -- 5:00 PM

Atlantic Wall (Episode #101H)

KQED World: Fri, May 2, 2014 -- 1:00 PM

To protect occupied Europe from an Allied invasion, Hitler demanded the construction of a defensive wall stretching thousands of kilometers from France in the south to Norway in the north. This is the story of how this vast engineering project sucked in huge quantities of raw materials and men from all over the Third Reich ... and faced its ultimate test on D-Day.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, May 3, 2014 -- 2:00 AM

Super Tanks (Episode #104H)

KQED World: Fri, May 2, 2014 -- 12:00 PM

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 slave 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. Creating huge terror machines, hi-tech superguns and some of the original weapons of mass destruction to control a nation, conquer a continent and win the war. This is World War II told from a new perspective. The series uncovers the engineering secrets of six 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.

Atlantic Wall (Episode #101H)

KQED World: Fri, May 2, 2014 -- 7:00 AM

To protect occupied Europe from an Allied invasion, Hitler demanded the construction of a defensive wall stretching thousands of kilometers from France in the south to Norway in the north. This is the story of how this vast engineering project sucked in huge quantities of raw materials and men from all over the Third Reich ... and faced its ultimate test on D-Day.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, May 3, 2014 -- 2:00 AM

Super Tanks (Episode #104H)

KQED World: Fri, May 2, 2014 -- 6:00 AM

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 slave 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. Creating huge terror machines, hi-tech superguns and some of the original weapons of mass destruction to control a nation, conquer a continent and win the war. This is World War II told from a new perspective. The series uncovers the engineering secrets of six 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.

U-Boat Base (Episode #102H)

KQED Life: Fri, May 2, 2014 -- 3:00 AM

To create a haven in port for their lethal U-boat submarines, the Nazis built massive, impenetrable concrete submarine pens. Structures too immense to be hidden, they were constructed to withstand direct hits from even the biggest Allied bombs. Such was their size and strength that these pens survive today, a testament to their engineering.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, May 10, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, May 4, 2014 -- 5:00 PM

Super Tanks (Episode #104H)

KQED Life: Fri, May 2, 2014 -- 2:00 AM

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 slave 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. Creating huge terror machines, hi-tech superguns and some of the original weapons of mass destruction to control a nation, conquer a continent and win the war. This is World War II told from a new perspective. The series uncovers the engineering secrets of six 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.

U-Boat Base (Episode #102H)

KQED Life: Thu, May 1, 2014 -- 9:00 PM

To create a haven in port for their lethal U-boat submarines, the Nazis built massive, impenetrable concrete submarine pens. Structures too immense to be hidden, they were constructed to withstand direct hits from even the biggest Allied bombs. Such was their size and strength that these pens survive today, a testament to their engineering.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, May 10, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, May 4, 2014 -- 5:00 PM

Super Tanks (Episode #104H)

KQED Life: Thu, May 1, 2014 -- 8:00 PM

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 slave 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. Creating huge terror machines, hi-tech superguns and some of the original weapons of mass destruction to control a nation, conquer a continent and win the war. This is World War II told from a new perspective. The series uncovers the engineering secrets of six 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.

U-Boat Base (Episode #102H)

KQED 9: Thu, May 1, 2014 -- 5:00 AM

To create a haven in port for their lethal U-boat submarines, the Nazis built massive, impenetrable concrete submarine pens. Structures too immense to be hidden, they were constructed to withstand direct hits from even the biggest Allied bombs. Such was their size and strength that these pens survive today, a testament to their engineering.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, May 10, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, May 4, 2014 -- 5:00 PM
  • KQED Channel 9: Thu, May 1, 2014 -- 5:00 AM

Super Tanks (Episode #104H)

KQED 9: Thu, May 1, 2014 -- 4:00 AM

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 slave 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. Creating huge terror machines, hi-tech superguns and some of the original weapons of mass destruction to control a nation, conquer a continent and win the war. This is World War II told from a new perspective. The series uncovers the engineering secrets of six 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Channel 9: Thu, May 1, 2014 -- 4:00 AM
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