Abandoned Engineering

September 2018

The Italian Dam Disaster

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Hear the fateful story of the disused Vajont Dam in Italy, the site of a tragic disaster in 1963 which resulted in the deaths of around 2,000 people.

Britain's Sea Fort Complex

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Seven huge steel boxes stand rusting in the Thames Estuary. Hear how the Red Sands sea fort was once Britain's first line of defence against the Nazis.

Hitler's Army Powerhouse

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Hear how the Politz synthetic fuel plant in Poland, now a derelict site, was once central to Nazi Germany's drive to become self-sufficient on fuel.
August 2018

Lost Highway In The Rainforest

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New. Hidden in the Brazilian jungle is the Petrobras Viaduct, an extraordinary highway that seemingly leads nowhere. Who built it and why?

Germany's Lost Warship

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The Georg Thiele was a technological masterpiece, but now it is a shipwreck, lost to the sea after running aground during a naval battle in WWII.

America's Jungle City

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Henry Ford's Fordlandia Rubber Town has been left to rot in the Amazon Rainforest, but it was once a symbol of the American dream.

The Abandoned Nazi Railway

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The Canfranc Railway Station is a large and elaborate abandoned Nazi railway station in the Spanish Pyrenees. Why was it built?

Battle of Britain Technology Facility

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Learn about the strange-looking, derelict military facilities in Farnborough, which were once wind tunnels that played a vital role in WWII.
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