Hitler's Jet Plane

The ME 262 Story


Author: Mano Ziegler

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 1848326998

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 2300

The Me 262 was the world's first operational military jet. Hitler believed that it would become Germany's 'miracle weapon' and took a great personal interest in its development. Pilot Mano Ziegler was involved from its inception and contributed to its design and testing. Could the Me 262 have broken Allied supremacy in the air? Why did it take so long to come into service and why were hundreds of German pilots sacrificed in developing it? Why did the Me 262 prove not to be the unparalleled success that Goering claimed it would be and what role did Hitler play in this ultimate failure? These are some of the questions this book answers.

Fighting Hitler's Jets

The Extraordinary Story of the American Airmen Who Beat the Luftwaffe and Defeated Nazi Germany


Author: Robert F. Dorr

Publisher: Zenith Press

ISBN: 0760343985

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 4748

Fighting Hitler's Jets is the personal story of the American fighter pilots who defeated the German Luftwaffe in the spring and summer of 1944, only to find themselves up against Adolf Hitler's Wunderwaffen, or “wonder weapons.”

World War II in Europe: A Concise History


Author: Marvin Perry

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111836523

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 5670

WORLD WAR II IN EUROPE: A CONCISE HISTORY offers readers an engaging, clear, and comprehensive overview of the war that includes all of the key concepts, recent scholarship, and, where applicable, conflicting interpretations, while avoiding the complex data and schemata that tend to overwhelm non-specialists. Special attention is given to the human experience during the war, including extensive coverage of the Holocaust, and numerous quotations from relevant primary sources are integrated throughout the narrative, bringing the events to life. The text also covers the war's lasting effects on European history as well as population transfers, the treatment of collaborators and war criminals, the ordeal of Jewish survivors, changing German responses to the Nazi era, the emergence of the Cold War, and steps toward European integration. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Hitler and His Secret Partners

Contributions, Loot and Rewards, 1933-1945


Author: James Pool

Publisher: Beyond Words/Atria Books

ISBN: 9780671760816

Category: History

Page: 415

View: 8953

Tells the story of the financial calculation, exploitation, and greed at the core of the Third Reich, and includes revelations about those who provided Hitler with money

Race for Hitler's X-Planes

Britain's 1945 Mission to Capture Secret Luftwaffe Technology


Author: John Christopher

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0752477110

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 4824

During World War 2, Hitler’s engineers had pioneered an incredible array of futuristic secret weapons, from the Me 262, the first operational jet fighter, to the deadly V2 inter-continental ballistic missile. With the Third Reich shattered and lying in ruins, in the summer of 1945, the Allies launched a frantic race to grab what they saw as the justifiable spoils of war. The Americans and Russians in particular were anxious to secure not only the aircraft and the research and production facilities, but also the key German scientists and engineers. This Nazi technology would define the balance of power in the phoney peace of the Cold War era, launching an arms race that shaped our modern world for decades to come. But what of Britain’s role in this supermarket sweep. The Race for Hitler’s X-Planes tells the untold story of the British mission to Germany.

The World at War (eBook)


Author: Tim McNeese

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 0787781290

Category: History

Page: 32

View: 5599

"The World at War" (1920—1945) covers the period from the signing of the Versailles Treaty, which signaled the end of World War I, through World War II and the defeat of Japan. Special emphasis is given to the stressed postwar economies of Europe following the Great War, which set the stage for further international conflict. The Roaring Twenties, the stock market crash of 1929, The Great Depression, Roosevelt's New Deal, the rise of fascism, and the grim legacies of the Holocaust figure prominently in this volume. Also discussed is the influence of historic personalities such as Hitler, Stalin, Churchill, Roosevelt, and Mussolini. Challenging map exercises and provocative review questions encourage meaningful reflection and historical analysis.