This title addresses Hitler's use of experimental weaponry and questions whether his campaign would have been a greater success if he had put more of his resources into manufacturing mass produced weapons. Should Hitler have put so much emphasis on the development of "exotic" long range weapons such as the V-series rockets? Or would he have served his war machine better if those resources had been routed into conventional manufacturing? What effect did the V weapons have on British morale, and was it worth the price? This title is also written as a discourse to investigate how WWI set the course for WWII, and how Hitler saw the Treaty of Versailles as a betrayal of Germany and his determination to take revenge on those he saw as responsible.
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This fascinating book investigates whether Hitler’s campaign would have been a greater success if he had concentrated less on experimental weapons like the V–2 Rocket and the V–1 Doodle–bug. Enormous resources were poured into these exotic projects, which were largely inspired by Hitler’s thirst for revenge after the collapse of Germany in 1918 and his fear of the Allied bombing and Russian victories that were casting a shadow over the Third Reich. The author also considers what effect the V–weapons had on Allied plans, morale, and supplies. Enhanced with vintage photographs from the Imperial War Museum, this is a unique, highly researched account of a key element of the Second World War.About the Author:
Roy Irons was born in Seven Kings, London. He was educated at Cooper's Company's School and, forty years later, at King's College London, where he took a degree in War Studies and History. Roy lives in Coulsdon, Surrey with his wife Erica and daughter Rebecca. He is currently undertaking a research degree at King's College London.
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Book Description HarperCollins, London, 2002. Maroon bds with gilt in Jacket. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. This illustrated investigation discusses whether Hitler's campaign would have been a greater success if he had put less resources into these experimental weapons of revenge. 217 pages. 16 pages of b/w plates. Every book is sent in a rigid cardboard posting box. Bookseller Inventory # 1941
Book Description Harper UK, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0007112629
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