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Flakturm in Humboldthain Park: Screenshot from Nazi Megastructures - Fortress Berlin by National Geographic

Sunday Documentary: Nazi Megastructures – Fortress Berlin

The National Geographic documentary, Nazi Megastructures – Fortress Berlin, tells how, determined to fight on to the bitter end, Adolf Hitler, with the help of his architect, Albert Speer, attempted to turn Berlin into a fortress with World War II approaching its conclusion. Having turned the tide in the war, the Red Army was making […]

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Sunday Documentary: Lost Worlds – Hitler’s Supercity

In today’s Sunday Documentary, Lost Worlds – Hitler’s Supercity, I return to a subject covered in two previous documentaries posted here – Hitler’s Henchmen – Speer – The Architect and Hitler’s Hidden City – Hitler’s unrealised plans for Welthauptstadt Germania as drawn up by Albert Speer. From around the 15-minute mark there is a very […]

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Hitler's Hidden City (screenshot from the National Geographic documentary)

Sunday Documentary: Hitler’s Hidden City

Probably the best Berlin Documentary I’ve watched, Hitler’s Hidden City by National Geographic follows the work of Berliner Unterwelten (Berlin Underworld Association) – a group of researchers and explorers dedicated to uncovering underground bunkers and tunnels in Berlin. Amongst the most impressive discoveries are the train and car tunnels designed to carry traffic below Unter den […]

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Albert Speer shakes hands with Adolf Hitler in a still from the documentary: Hitler's Henchmen - Speer - The Architect

Sunday Documentary: Hitler’s Henchmen – Speer – The Architect

Mixing archive footage and interviews with Speer’s children and contemporaries, Hitler’s Henchmen – Speer – The Architect, is the sixth and final part of a documentary series based on the book, Hitler’s Henchmen by Guido Knopp. The documentary shows the faith that Hitler placed in Speer: In January 1934 Troost died.  Speer, who had not […]

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