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Missiles for the Fatherland: Peenemunde, National Socialism, and the V-2 Missile

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Missiles for the Fatherland is the first scholarly investigation of the culture underpinning missile development at Germany's secret missile base at Peenemunde.

Auteur

Michael Petersen received his Ph.D. in German history from the University of Maryland in 2005. He is currently a historian under contract with the Defense Intelligence Agency in Washington, DC, where he is writing a book on the history of the Defense Intelligence Agency in the Cold War. He has also worked for the Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Records Interagency Working Group (IWG) at the National Archives and Records Administration, and has contributed to a collection of essays on Japanese war crimes records held by the National Archives. He is the recipient of several fellowships and awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.



Résumé
Missiles for the Fatherland was the first scholarly investigation of the culture underpinning missile development at Germany's secret missile base at Peenemunde. Michael Petersen's research reveals a complex interaction of professional ambition, internal cultural dynamics, military pressure, and political coercion, which coalesced daily life at the facility.

Contenu

1. Help build the spaceship!; 2. At Peenemunde, they have created a paradise; 3. It was a fantastic life!; 4. Production by convicts: no objections; 5. At the limits of existence; 6. We still had a fatherland to fight for; 7. Engineering consent at Peenemunde.

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Titre: Missiles for the Fatherland: Peenemunde, National Socialism, and the V-2 Missile
Sous-titre: Peenemunde, National Socialism, and the V-2 Missile
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Code EAN: 9780521882705
ISBN: 978-0-521-88270-5
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Cambridge Univ Pr
Genre: Sciences politiques
nombre de pages: 276
Poids: 525g
Taille: H237mm x B162mm x T32mm
Année: 2009

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