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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, 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 interesting section about the man-made […]

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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 […]

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Nazi uniforms at the Deutsches Historisches Museum (German Historical Museum) in Berlin

Apocalypse: The Rise of Hitler

Did you know that Hugo Boss designed the uniforms for the SS and the Hitler Youth?  That was just one of the facts that I learned by watching Apocalypse: The Rise of Hitler, which charts Hitler’s life from his birth on 20 April 1889 to his suicide on 30 April 1945. Apocalypse: The Rise of Hitler, […]

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