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 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. (Source: PBS)
In 1938, shrouded in secrecy, the German Army starts work on fortifications to secure Germany’s western border with France. Designed to protect the Fatherland, the immense, deadly concrete belt of bunkers, anti-tank traps, minefields, gun emplacements and road blocks is five times the length of Hadrian's Wall.
As America threatens to invade Japan in 1944, the Japanese turn to desperate new tactics — kamikaze suicide bombers. Now, exploring Japan’s coast, experts are uncovering caves, overgrown bunkers and top-secret bases that hide the secrets of the terrifying weapons Japan sent into war — killer planes, rocket bombs and super torpedoes all guided by human pilots.