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Vengeance: Hitlers Nuclear Weapon : Fact or Fiction? Philip Henshall

Vengeance: Hitlers Nuclear Weapon : Fact or Fiction?

Philip Henshall

Published April 23rd 1995
ISBN : 9780750908740
Hardcover
192 pages
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 About the Book 

At the start of World War II, Geramany lead the field in nuclear physics, having confirmed the fission of uranium in 1938. From 1943 onwards, Hitler and the Nazi propaganda machine poured forth a torrent of warnings to the Allies that vengeance andMoreAt the start of World War II, Geramany lead the field in nuclear physics, having confirmed the fission of uranium in 1938. From 1943 onwards, Hitler and the Nazi propaganda machine poured forth a torrent of warnings to the Allies that vengeance and retribution were imminent. Until now, historians have assumed that Hitler was referring to the V1 and V2 weapons, both of which carried conventional high explosive warheads. But this book shows that the real vengeance weapon existed, not as a wild fantasy of Hitlers imagination, but as a cargo of highly radioactive material carried in a modified V2 rocket, to be launched from special sites in France. Time ran out for Hitler, but what happened to the radioactive material that was supposed to be the worlds first nuclear weapon? Was this the special cargo in lead boxes loaded onboard the U-234 when it sailed for Japan on March 25th 1945?Was it the capture of this U-boat and its cargo by a US warship that determined the urgency with which Americas only two atomic bombs were dropped on Japan? This analysis raises fundamental questions about the existence of a wartime Nazi Nuclear weapon- something always emphatically denied postwar by Nazi rocket scientists- and by the US government which possesses virtually all the documentation relating to this program captured after the war.