Hitler's Obsessions

Aug 16, 2017

8pm NAZI MEGA WEAPONSHistory - Uncover the engineering feats that sparked a technological revolution and changed warfare forever.

HITLER'S ISLAND MEGAFORTRESS - 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.


A MAP OF THE WORLD - We survey the inter-war years, the rise of the dictators, appeasement and the expansionist policies of the Third Reich until the eve of the invasion of Poland. In the East Japan's invasion of China, which can be traced back at least to the Mukden Incident of 1931, has escalated into a full-scale conflict following Japan's invasion of Manchuria in 1937. 

10pm D-DAY: OVER NORMANDY - History

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Narrated by New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, the documentary D-DAY: OVER NORMANDY focuses on the personal stories of those who served in the Second World War.  


It was filmed exclusively by drone camera on location on some of the most iconic locations in Normandy, France, including: Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, Utah Beach, Brecourt Manor, Sainte-Mère-Eglise, Pointe-du-Hoc, Omaha Beach, La Fiere, The Richard Winters Leadership Monument, and more. The modern-day aerial footage is accompanied by interviews with World War II veterans, mixed with archival footage of the June 6, 1944 “D-Day” invasion, along with newly created maps and photo animations.