Twelve documentaries to understand the causes and consequences of the Second World War, 75 years after its end point

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From this September 7, every Monday of the month National Geographic will broadcast different special productions on the war conflict.

From this September 7, at 22, and every Monday of the month, National Geographic will broadcast a series of documentaries, in “thematic marathons”, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.

The documentary series Second War: Underwater Hell It reviews the great strategies of warfare, and the rapid evolution of tactics and technology, when the advance of the submarine warfare made the worst nightmare of any soldier at sea a reality.

With two episodes every night, features expert analysis and archival footage mixed with recreations filmed on submarines of the time.

This made up of six episodes one hour each. The chapters that will be broadcast are:

-September 7th: the special begins with the episode Dramatic twists, in September 1939.

Germany tries to prevent the United States from joining the war in favor of England, when the German submarine commander Fritz Julius Lemp mistakenly sinks the ocean liner SS Athenia.

Then comes the episode Close to the enemy, on a stormy night in February 1943, in which a submarine bound for the South Pacific locates a Japanese ship and plans an attack.

-September 14: in the episode Secret mission, German commander Gunther Prien must attack the Royal Navy at Scapa Flow.

Then you can see Constant threat. An American submarine penetrates the defenses of a Japanese convoy in the Luzon Strait in July 1944. The submarine dodges enemy fire and launches a series of attacks. The crew is left defenseless.

-September 21st: the episode Unprecedented journey it recounts the journey of a German commander in December 1944 to attack Allied ships off the coast of Australia.

Submarine attacks, in turn, shows how airplanes and airmen are vulnerable.

On Monday 28, also at 22, the documentary will be released Battleship lost in Japan, in which researchers seek to solve a mystery of more than 70 years: in October 1944, a huge Japanese battleship, the Musashi, ended up on the bottom of the ocean. What happened? Did it fall from US air power or a design error?

Then, at 23, you can see Witnesses of the Second War, a one-hour special with recent interviews with survivors of the war in Europe and the United States.

Every Monday, too, after the episodes of the special Second War: Underwater Hell, or the documentary Battleship lost in Japan, the documentary will be seen Nazi megastructures: great battles.

-September 7th: Railways of death. During World War II, Japan was eager to build a rail network to secure supplies in the Pacific.

-September 14: Unprecedented weapons. From a huge artillery stationed along the coasts to prevent an Allied invasion, to the British Tallboy bombs designed to destroy bunkers.



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