By Wolfgang W. E. Samuel
American Raiders: The Race to seize the Luftwaffe’s secrets and techniques КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: The collage Press of MississippiАвтор(ы): Wolfgang W. E. SamuelЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 2004Количество страниц: 513ISBN: 1-57806-649-2Формат: pdf (e-book)Размер: 4,33 mbAmerican Raiders offers a glimpse of the advanced tale of the disarmament of the Luftwaffe after its defeat within the spring and the exploitation of its aeronautical secrets and techniques. Disarmament and exploitation have been fairly separate acts performed by means of special organizational entities created for these particular reasons. The umbrella plan below which the disarmament of the Luftwaffe used to be carried out used to be Operation Eclipse. Eclipse took over the place Overlord left off, Overlord having been the plan which supplied for the invasion of Europe as much as the defeat of the enemy, whereas Eclipse coated the disarmament and everlasting army neutralization of Nazi Germany. For American airmen tasked to use the aeronautical secrets and techniques of the 3rd Reich, Operation Lusty supplied the authority, path, and notion of operation. those teams, the disarmers and the exploiters,worked hand in glove, one feeding the opposite, and through doing so ensured every one other’s good fortune. even supposing the method because it opened up used to be something yet orderly, they succeeded of their respective projects past anyone’s expectancies. RAPIDили IFOLDER eighty five
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American Raiders: The Race to Capture the Luftwaffe’s Secrets by Wolfgang W. E. Samuel