As the Nazi advance across Europe stalled, Adolf Hitler repeatedly told his military advisers and inner circle that Germany possessed Wunderwaffen - miracle weapons - that would turn the tide and bring the Germans ultimate victory. But was he simply boasting out of desperation, or were the 'miracle weapons' real?
Ideas that other governments considered too outrageous were funded by the Third Reich. At this time, German scientists and engineers led the world in the fields of aviation research, rocketry, and the quest for alternative sources of energy. They even came perilously close to beating the British and Americans in the search to build the first atomic bomb.
This book describes the Nazis' secret plans to produce weapons of mass destruction, and shows how they almost succeeded in defeating the Allies in World War II.
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About the Author
Michael FitzGerald is the author of numerous history titles, including Storm Troopers of Satan: An Occult History of the Second World War; Adolf Hitler: A Portrait; and American Destiny: From Adam to Obama.
In 2008 he was the principal speaker in Dark Fellowships: The Vril Society, a television programme made for the Discovery Channel. He has also acted as consultant on a Japanese television programme about Ellic Howe and Nazi psychic research.
The examples of secret weapons range from the crazy to the scary, including Hitler's nuclear weapons programme which came close to fruition before the end of the war.