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In June 1940 the Nazis set foot on British soil. The Channel Islands a British territory since the 11th century is now under German rule. Hitler becomes obsessed with holding onto this small corner of Britain and demands the construct of a network of extraordinary fortifications across the island. 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.
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. The area becomes a magnet for the most powerful Nazis and Hitler's Berghof a show piece for the Reich. Aided by his most trusted assistant Martin Bormann Obersalzberg is quickly transformed into Hitler's own fortified fiefdom.
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.
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.
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- Premiered: July 17, 2013
- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: An examination of the military hardware and technology created by Nazi Germany. (more)