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A Look At A Rise In Power

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Witness the chain of events that propelled Hitler to power and uncover the engineering secrets that sparked a technological revolution changing warfare forever.

8pm Thursday RISE OF THE NAZIS – History/Military
A look at how Hitler and the Nazi party rose to power in Germany during the 1930s. It is a powerful and resonant portrait of the greed, manipulation and frightening underestimation of Adolf Hitler's ambition.

Rise of the Nazis Thursdays on WLRN

THE FIRST SIX MONTHS OF POWER - Discover the measures Chancellor Hitler takes to dismantle the German state. The Nazis have the power to ban free speech; books are burned, and Jewish people, gay people and those holding anti-Nazi beliefs begin to disappear.

9pm NAZI MEGA WEAPONS – History/Military
Uncover the engineering secrets that sparked a revolution that changed warfare forever.

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In the quest for world domination, the Nazis built some of the biggest and deadliest pieces of military hardware and malevolent technology in history; tanks as big as battleships, superguns blasting shells the weight of an SUV and rocket domes capable of smashing whole cities. They're all part of Hitler's plan to control a nation, conquer a continent and win the war.

Nazi Mega Weapons follows a group of experts on a dark journey through Europe's mountains, forests and beaches to uncover engineering secrets that have lain hidden for decades and the stories of the men that designed them.

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U-BOAT BASE To create a haven in port for their lethal U-boat submarines, the Nazis built massive, impenetrable concrete submarine pens. Structures too immense to be hidden, they were constructed to withstand direct hits from even the biggest Allied bombs. Such was their size and strength that these pens survive today, a testament to their engineering.

10pm MY GRANDPARENTS’ WAR – History Military
Follow leading Hollywood actors as they re-trace the footsteps of their grandparents and learn how World War II changed the lives of their families - and the world.

My Grandparent's War

HELENA BONHAM CARTER - Follow actress Helena Bonham Carter as she explores the heroism of both sets of her grandparents during WWII—her grandmother, an air warden and outspoken politician, and her grandfather, a diplomat who save hundreds from the Holocaust.