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Nazi Mega Weapons: U-Boat Base
Last week I profiled part one of NAZI MEGA WEAPONS.Â I hope you were able to DVR the program or catch it when it aired.Â I have been fortunate enough to visit the beaches of Normandy in France, so I was intrigued to hear about the bunkers of Hitler’s Atlantic Wall that were profiled in the first program.Â This series is well done, presenting information in a very engaging way.Â This Wednesday part two of the series focuses on the German menace of the waterways, the U-boat.Â I encourage you to take a look if you haven’t already.
To create a safe haven in port for their lethal U-boat submarines the Nazis built massive, impenetrable concrete submarine pens. Structures were too immense to be hidden, so they had to be constructed to withstand direct hits from even the biggest Allied bombs.Â Fortunately for today’s student of history the German’s were successful in their building efforts.Â These submarine pens survive today because of their size and strength.Â As we learn throughout this series, they’re just another testament to German engineering during World War II.
NAZI MEGA WEAPONS: U-BOAT BASE airs Wednesday, July 24 at 10pm on WOSU TV, with an encore presentation Thursday, July 25 at 10pm on WOSUPLUS.