Hitler's Rockets: The Story of the V-2s

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In Hitler’s Rockets Norman Longmate tells the story of the V-2, the technically brilliant but hated weapon, the ancestor and forerunner of all subsequent ballistic missiles. He reveals the devious power-play within the German armed forces and the Nazi establishment that so influenced the creation of the rockets. He shows through contemporary documents and protagonists’ accounts how the British intelligence skillfully pieced together often contradictory evidence as it sought to establish the true nature of the ...
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Overview


In Hitler’s Rockets Norman Longmate tells the story of the V-2, the technically brilliant but hated weapon, the ancestor and forerunner of all subsequent ballistic missiles. He reveals the devious power-play within the German armed forces and the Nazi establishment that so influenced the creation of the rockets. He shows through contemporary documents and protagonists’ accounts how the British intelligence skillfully pieced together often contradictory evidence as it sought to establish the true nature of the threat. Finally he recalls in detail the feel and fears of the time from the viewpoint of those who suffered, and those who were all too conscious tat they were the target.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781602397057
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/23/2009
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 982,322
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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Norman Longmate was born at Newbury and educated at both Christ’s Hospital and Oxford. He worked in Fleet Street and for BBC, and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He lives in England.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2014

    comprehensive but tedious

    V 2 development is fairly well covered but then the book lapses into what seems to be every one of the 1000+ impact site accounts and after, oh 20 or so, it starts to be repetitive and then goes on and on for lots more...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2014

    Vr Very interesting

    Good sors of history

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