In the darkest days of World War II, St. Peter’s was shrouded in the shadow of the swastika. But even as the Führer surrounded him, the Pope was plotting a secret counter-offensive. Wartime Pontiff Pius XII has been derided for his public silence about the Holocaust. But evidence suggests his silence may have been subterfuge. And the man branded as “Hitler’s Pope” may actually have wanted to eliminate him. Pope V. Hitler is a thrilling two-hour docudrama special that explores one of the least known stories of World War II – the role of the Vatican in the conspiracy to assassinate Adolf Hitler.
Josh Gates goes to Austria to solve two of the most enduring mysteries of the Third Reich.
In his quest for world domination, Hitler demanded the creation of some of the biggest and deadliest pieces of military hardware in history. Evidence of these terror weapons and incredible defensive structures are spread all across Europe, if you know where to look. Nazi Megastructures revisits significant historical locations to reveal the fascinating personal stories of the men who designed, built and operated these terrifying megastructures that still stand or exist today. Structured explored include: the Eagle’s Nest, a lavish tea house designed for Hitler to entertain guests and dignitaries high above his Alpine retreat in Bavaria, the fortified buildings constructed on the Channel Islands when this British territory came under German occupation.
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.
In 1943, Hitler hatches plans for a diabolical weapon: a bank of "superguns" housed in an underground complex in Nazi-occupied northern France, which could pump 300 high-explosive shells into London every hour. Join NOVA as engineers, archaeologists, and WWII historians investigate how this weapon could work, and discover the two audacious missions designed to destroy the seemingly impregnable supergun complex.
Historical documentary telling the definitive story of Hitler's final hours as told by the people who were there. The programme features exclusive interviews originally filmed in 1948 - only recently rediscovered after 65 years and never before seen in the UK - with the inner circle who were trapped with Hitler in his bunker as the Russians fought to take Berlin. Parts of the bunker are rebuilt according to this eyewitness testimony in order to forensically chart the last hours, days and minutes of the Fuhrer's life.