Nazi Mega Weapons: Series 1

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Technology, War Documentary hosted by Corey Johnson, published by PBS in 2013 - English narration

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-- Also aired as "Nazi Megastructures" in NatGeo -- 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. Produced by Darlow Smithson Productions Ltd for PBS and National Geographic Channels

[edit] Atlantic Wall

To protect occupied Europe from an Allied invasion, Hitler demanded the construction of a gigantic defensive wall stretching thousands of kilometers from France in the south to Norway in the north. The huge construction project consumed enormous amounts of material and its completion involved an incredible number of people from across the "Third Reich" – mostly forced laborers.
This is the story of how Hitler's Atlantic Wall sucked in huge quantities of raw materials and men, and how the structure performed its function in its only and ultimate test, the Allied invasion on D-Day.

[edit] U-Boat Pens

Examine the impenetrable submarine pens the Nazis built to protect U-boats from Allied attacks.
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.

[edit] V2 Rocket

The first ever long-range rockets were designed and built by the Nazis in a network of top secret research labs, underground silos and camouflaged hi-tech launch pads.
This is the story of how scientist Werner von Braun heralded the birth of ballistic missiles and laid the technological foundations for the space race.

[edit] Super Tanks

Hitler's megalomaniacal impulses led him to demand the construction of the largest tank the world had ever seen -- a mobile fortress weighing 180 tons. But even this colossus couldn't satisfy Hitler's thirst for enormous weapons of war, as he went on to request a land battleship weighing 1,000 tons.
This is the story of the Nazi engineers and technicians tasked with fulfilling that dream of very special miracle weapons, and an arms race that resulted in the evolution of super-guns and tanks that had the most destructive power.

[edit] Jet Fighter Me 262

Explore the most technologically advanced plane of World War II, the Messerschmitt Me262, a fighter jet that inspired a revolution in aerial warfare.
The ME 262 from Messerschmitt was one of the most technically advanced aircraft during the Second World War. With its two new BMW jet engines, it triggered a revolution in air warfare. With the aircraft, built in hangars deep underground, the German Air Force wanted to regain the air superiority that was crucial to the war. But although it was considered one of Hitler's "miracle weapons", the development of the ME 262 in 1942 came too late to have any significant influence on the course of the war. 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.

[edit] Fortress Berlin

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. Their main goal, on Stalin's personal orders, is to capture the "Fuhrer".
However, the city is surrounded in several rings with sophisticated defense technology. Blocking the way are rings of ingenious defenses, kill zones and strong-points that have turned Berlin into a fortress. This system of death zones and defensive bases made Berlin a fortress that could only be taken with great losses. At the heart of this fortress is the Fuhrerbunker.

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Video Codec: x264 CABAC High@L4
Video Bitrate: 3 361 Kbps
Video Resolution: 1920x1080
Display Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Frames Per Second: 25.000 fps
Audio Codec: E-AC3
Audio Bitrate: 128 kb/s CBR 48000 Hz
Audio Streams: 2
Audio Languages: english
RunTime Per Part: 54 min
Number Of Parts: 6
Part Size: 1.31 GB
Source: WEB DL (Thanks to TrollHD)
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