It was the greatest fortification project of the 20th century, Hitler’s ambitious Atlantic Wall, which stretched thousands of kilometers from France to Norway and was designed to protect Nazi-occupied Europe from the Allies. Drawing information from diaries left by people who worked on the wall, the episode details how this vast engineering project gobbled up huge quantities of raw materials and employed a labor force gathered from all over the Third Reich territory, and how the bunker- and ammunition-filled wall faced its ultimate test on D-Day. Leading historians and other experts visit parts of the wall that remain, showing viewers the vast scale of the project.
In a quest for world domination, the Nazis built some of the biggest and deadliest pieces of military hardware and malevolent technology in history. KCPT will air the first three episodes of the new six-part series Nazi Mega Weapons this summer. The series recounts Germany’s engagement in World War II from a unique perspective, uncovering the engineering secrets of iconic megastructures, telling the stories of the engineers who designed them and revealing how these structures sparked a technological revolution that changed warfare forever. Episodes will air on Wednesdays, July 17-31, at 9:00 P.M. on KCPT.
With rarely seen historic footage, recreations of milestone moments and interviews with history, engineering, and military strategy experts, Nazi Mega Weapons also recounts the strategic triumphs and wartime blunders of the Third Reich.