Nazi Megastructures (2015): S02E02 – Hitler's Megaships

Introduction

Nazi Megastructures is a documentary television series appearing on the National Geographic Channel and a spinoff of the broader Megastructures television series.

The series also aired as Nazi Mega Weapons under PBS in the US.

Outline of Series 02, Episode 02

In violation of the Treat of Versailles Hitler embarked on a programme to build massive battleships but was only able to produce two; Bismarck and Tirpitz. To the frustration of his naval commanders Hitler found the ships far more valuable as propaganda weapons than as warships. But they were obsolete almost as soon the they were launched and both succumbed to the emerging dominance of air power.

Nazi Megastructures Series

A full index of the Nazi Megastructures series can be found here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 14 January 2015 (US).
  • Running Time: 60 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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