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A Frightening Underestimation of Hitler's Ambition

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Discover the engineering secrets that launched a technological revolution that changed 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

NIGHT OF THE LONG KNIVES - See how Hitler finds himself caught between Germany’s president and the Nazis’ power base. His advisors persuade him to destroy the Nazi storm troopers and their leader – one of his oldest friends – to make the SS Germany’s only paramilitary force.

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

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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.

Nazi Mega Weapons V2 Rocket

V2 ROCKET The first ever long-range rockets were designed and built by the Nazis in a network of top-secret research labs, underground silos and hi-tech launch pads. This is the story of how scientist Werner von Braun heralded the birth of ballistic missiles and laid the technological foundations for the space race.

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

MARK RYLANCE - Follow actor Mark Rylance as he explores the extraordinary story of his grandfather, who spent nearly four years as a Japanese prisoner of war during World War II, and examines his own beliefs about war and peace in the process.