2020-07-20 04:44:24 UTC
Channel 4, 20:00 'Hitler's Supercars'
"During the rise of the Third Reich two German car manufacturers were
ordered to build the most high performance vehicles the world had ever
seen. What followed was a rivalry that would reap Grand Prix victories,
international domination that was a propaganda coup, and provide world
fame to its drivers who risked their lives smashing speed records that
would stand for 79 years. All under the direct orders of the Fuhrer himself.
This special one-off documentary charts the rise of Nazi Germany’s
dominant ‘Silver Arrow’ Grand Prix and Speed Record cars of the 1930’s.
Leading motor racing and World War 2 experts James Holland, Richard
Williams, Eberhard Reuss and Chris Routledge tell the story of the Nazi
funded Auto Union and Mercedes Benz ‘National Racing Cars’. Hitler’s
Supercars interweaves the rise of the Third Reich with the racing
exploits it funded and what propaganda messages these racing cars where