DATELINE: Hunting Hitler with Technology & Beefcake
History channel has taken on finding the dead Adolph Hitler. Long thought to have escaped his fate at the end of World War II by faking his death, theories abound. Hunting Hitler proves to be a transcending search for former MMA star Tim Kennedy.
One documentary a few years back had traced the Fuhrer to hiding out in the Andes. Hunting Hitler goes a few steps more with technological agility.
With state-of-the-art computer-aided search tools, the team of experts include CIA operatives, Special Forces soldiers, investigative journalists, and Nazi hunters. Throw in a former MMA star in the person of hunky Tim Kennedy—and you are cooking up a boys’ adventure series.
They are a highly professional bunch, not your usual reality show bunch of expendables.
CIA agent Bob Baer leads the headquarters in Los Angeles, sending his troops off to Norway, Denmark, Spain, and other hot spots in Europe. They find bunkers and places airplanes landed to pick up Hitler and/or Bormann and whisk them away to monasteries on the coast of Spain.
Another team led by former MMA fighter Tim Kennedy traverses South America, from Brazil, to Argentina, to the Andes where a resort named Villa Baveria may have been Hitler’s home away from home. Kennedy interviews Martin Bormann’s daughter and finds Nazi spies everywhere.
Hitler seems to be around the corner at every turn.
It took nearly an entire season of episodes for Tim Kennedy to strip down and show off those muscles for a scuba dive. However, it is the mesmerizing newly released documents from the FBI that stagger the imagination.
Hitler is long dead, wherever he ended up, but the idea that he had big money and powerful friends to help him flee and melt into the Twilight Zone is unnerving.
The show is gripping archaeology, detective work, all well put together. We hope there is more to come.