The Hunt for Hitler’s Scientists

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In the closing months of World War II, defeat was imminent for the Germans. The invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944 – D-Day – opened a second Allied front, and the Allies began overtaking a host of German positions; Paris was liberated on August 25; Romania and Bulgaria surrendered in quick succession.

But the Nazis did not intend to go down without a fight – and without inflicting as much damage as possible on the Allies. To do so, they planned to employ an increasingly deadly array of military weapons – from ballistic missiles to rocket planes to, perhaps, the atomic bomb.

Allied agents focused their efforts on three key Nazi technologies:The V-2 Rocket, The Messerschmitt 163 Komet, The Atomic Bomb.

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