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Blitzkrieg – The Lightning War,

Blitzkrieg means “lightning war”. It was an innovative military technique first used by the Germans in World War Two and was a tactic based on speed and surprise. Blitzkrieg relied on a military force be based around light tank units supported by planes and infantry.

Night Fighters


German night fighters transformed aerial combat. The success of German night fighters was such that the Allies had to reform their tactics in an attempt to reduce their effectiveness.

Operation Valkyrie


The German general’s plot against Hitler. The July 20 plot of 1944 was a failed attempt to assassinate German dictator Adolf Hitler, the leader of Nazi Germany, and for the resistance group to take power by means of a plan called Operation Walküre,



The fearsome Tank Divisions of the German Army in the Second World War

The Hitler Youth


In the early years of the Nazi government, Hitler had made it clear as to what he expected German children to be like: This film studies the ‘Hitler Jugend’ from its conception through to it’s ultimate demise.

The Kriegsmarine


The Kriegsmarine was the navy of Nazi Germany from 1935 to 1945. It superseded the Kaiserliche Marine  of World War I and the inter-war Reichsmarine. The Kriegsmarine was one of three official branches of the Wehrmacht, the armed forces of Nazi Germany.

The Luftwaffe


The Luftwaffe – The German Air Force,

The Luftwaffe was the most powerful air force in Europe at the start of the second world war.

The Wehrmacht


The Wehrmacht – The German Army,

The ‘Heer was the land force component of the Wehrmacht which made up the unified armed forces of Nazi Germany

The West Wall


The Siegfried Line was a series of fortifications on the western border of Germany, stretching more than 390 miles from Kleve, near the Dutch border, all the way to Weil am Rhein near the border of Switzerland. Called the Westwall by the Germans, it was built between 1938 and 1940 and is made of more than 18,000 pillboxes and tank traps.

Waffen SS Stormtroopers


Stormtroopers were specialist soldiers of the German Army in World War II.


WWII Fallschirmjäger


The Fallschirmjäger  were the paratrooper branch of the German Luftwaffe before and during World War II. They were the first German paratroopers to be committed in large-scale airborne operations and came to be known as the “green devils” by the Allied forces they fought against. Throughout World War II the Fallschirmjäger commander was Kurt Student.