Weapons of World War II

Oct 15, 2017

8pm NAZI MEGA WEAPONS - History - Explore how the Nazis built some of the biggest, deadliest pieces of military technology.

V1: Hitler's Vengeance Missile - In retaliation for devastating Allied bombing raids on German cities, Hitler orders the development of a ground breaking weapon. This is the story of one of the most ambitious projects of the Third Reich — the V1. Despite being ready too late to make a difference to the outcome of the war, its legacy is the cruise missile — a weapon that changed the face of war.

9pm WORLD WAR II: The Price of Empire -  The history of the Second World War.

Blitzkrieg: War explodes across Western Europe. Blitzkrieg – the German invasion of France. The Germans learned from the stalemate of the Western Front, invested in mobile Armour, airborne troops, air power on the battlefield and their assault proves irresistible. France falls, the British Army is evacuated from Dunkirk and Britain stands alone, awaiting invasion.

10pm MEN AND THE MACHINES THAT BEAT HITLER - The story of the men who fought in the 5th Royal Tank Regiment - a team of ordinary men who faced the frontline in both Europe and beyond. Their involvement in the Second World War spanned the defeat at Dunkirk, victory in the deserts of North Africa and finally resentment and revolt before D-Day.

Tags: