Saturday, April 16, 2016

High Tech Hitler

Today on Far Future Horizons we present another exciting episode of the acclaimed documentary series Modern Marvels that explores the technology that fuelled the Third Reich's war machine.

Hi-Tech Hitler explores the manifold engineering and scientific accomplishments of the Nazis, many of which helped to radically transform the way we live today.

State of the art weaponry designed for world domination, combined with some of the greatest inventions of the 20th century. Their research led to the electron microscope, audio tape and even a link between smoking and cancer. But these discoveries sometimes came at great human cost.

When Hitler came to power, Germany was one of the world’s most technologically advanced nations. In the midst of carrying out the atrocities of the Holocaust, the soldiers who made up Hitler’s murderous regime were also charged with furthering Germany’s foothold in the fields of science and technology. Under the leadership of the F├╝hrer, Nazi scientists were the first to establish a direct link between smoking and cancer. In an attempt to boost Nazi propaganda broadcasts, Hitler exploited the discovery of hi-fi recording equipment. Finally, it was during Hitler’s time that the very first jet-powered fighter plane flew, fully equipped with the first pilot ejection seat. Now, in this intriguing program, find out how and why so many positive advancements emerged from so much horror, and track the ongoing influence of both the feats and failures of the Third Reich.

And while the Third Reich would ultimately crumble, much of the technology they conceived is still being used in the Twenty-first Century.  

Modern Marvels:  High Tech Hitler is available on DVD from

Modern Marvels - High Tech Hitler 

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