September 3, 2017

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By John Cornwell

ISBN-10: 0142004804

ISBN-13: 9780142004807

An eye-opening account of the increase of technology in Germany via to Hitler’s regime, and the scary Nazi experiments that happened in the course of the Reich

A surprising account of Nazi technological know-how, and a compelling examine the the dramatic upward push of German technological know-how within the 19th century, its preeminence within the early 20th, and the scary advancements that ended in its cave in in 1945, this is often the compelling tale of German scientists below Hitler’s regime. Weaving the background of technological know-how and know-how with the fortunes of struggle and the tales of fellows and girls whose discoveries introduced either merits and destruction to the realm, Hitler's Scientists increases questions which are nonetheless pressing this present day. As technology turns into embroiled in new generations of guns of mass destruction and the conflict opposed to terrorism, as advances in biotechnology outstrip conventional ethics, this strong account of Nazi technological know-how types a very important observation at the moral function of technological know-how.

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In 1970, Basil Liddell Hart sparked off controversy by putting forward the view, based on his conversations with generals such as Blumentritt, that Hitler in fact wanted to avoid inflicting a humiliating defeat on the British, as they would then be unwilling to negotiate. 17 People rarely make decisions for a single reason. All of these considerations probably played a role. Attempts to reach a settlement with Britain continued, and Hitler had every reason to suppose they had a good chance of success.

The whole fury and might of the enemy must very soon be turned on us. Hitler knows that he will have to break us in this island or lose the war. If we can stand up to him, all Europe may be free and the life of the world move forward into broad, sunlit uplands. But if we fail, then the whole world, including the United States, including all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new Dark Age made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted science.

18 In the rush to create a new air force, an unexpected opportunity presented itself when a civil war broke out in Spain in 1936. In November of that year, Germany secretly sent a 'volunteer corps', known as the 'Legion C6ndor' to support Franco. Good pay attracted a lot of volunteers, who were rotated for six-month periods to give as many pilots as possible operational experience. The force was commanded by Hugo Sperrle, with Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen as Chief of Staff. It had about 200 fighters, bombers and reconnaissance aircraft, and in May 1937 the Heinkel He 51 biplanes equipping the fighter force were replaced with the new Bf lO9Bs.

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