By Wolfgang W. E. Samuel
American Raiders: The Race to trap 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 presents 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 surprisingly separate acts completed through exact organizational entities created for these particular reasons. The umbrella plan lower than which the disarmament of the Luftwaffe was once 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 take advantage of the aeronautical secrets and techniques of the 3rd Reich, Operation Lusty supplied the authority, course, and proposal of operation. those teams, the disarmers and the exploiters,worked hand in glove, one feeding the opposite, and by means of doing so ensured every one other’s good fortune. even if the method because it spread out was once something yet orderly, they succeeded of their respective initiatives past anyone’s expectancies. RAPIDили IFOLDER eighty five
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