Narrator: [Voiceover narration given at the start of each episode]
Adolf Hitler caused the deaths of fifty million people. An entire nation followed him to ruin. He was hated by those he persecuted, and even by some of his own commanders. Yet in twenty-five years no one managed to kill him. Winston Churchill had very few bodyguards, whilst Hitler had thousands - he needed them: during his travels across Europe, there were over 40 attempts on his life. Now, with access to captured original S.S. records, the producers... can reveal for the first time in this new series how fate - and a small number of hand-picked bodyguards - helped this evil genius to escape death on so many occasions.