World War II started off with the Nazis pretty much wanting to control the whole world. Twenty years after the previous World War, Europe was still in a period of recuperation and Germany was one of the countries worst off in the aftermath. In an astonishingly short period of time, they were able to rebuild their war ravaged country, consolidate the army –even though they weren’t allowed to- and begin down a path, in their minds, thought to bring them justice. Besides this, Hitler also had in mind to transform Germany into a self-sustaining empire, by displacing the peoples from what is now present-day Ukraine and take those fertile lands for his own.
To do this, the Nazis resorted to a systematic and ruthless way of fighting, which in the first half of the war brought them one victory after another. This came to be known as the Blitzkrieg (Lighting War). They also made use of some state of the art technologies and war machines, the Allies were no match to. Here are ten of those “superweapons”, as well as some which fortunately remained only on the drawing board and were never deployed on the battlefield.
This is an encore of one of our previous lists, as presented by our YouTube host Simon Whistler. Read the full list!