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  1. RabidAlien

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    Hmmmm...unless I'm just blind and senile in my old age and completely missed it, or we don't have a section dedicated to books (WW2-related, of course). Anyhoo....that said, I've been kinda cruising around Amazon.com looking at books related to Hitler's secret weapons, and some of the more exotic research he had going at the time. I've run into a TON of stuff that pretty much sounds like UFO conspiracy theory and psychic super-warrior tales, but I have no idea what's fact and what's speculative fiction. Anybody here read any good FACTUAL books on the subject?
     
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    I have a few odd-ball books, like Time/Life "Mysteries of the World" that mention goofy Hitler ideas but nothing definative on the subject.

    About a book section, its usually here in different threads.
     
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    In the "corrections and suggestions" forum, there is a thread encouraging a book forum. There are lots of suggestions but so far no book forum. I'm sure in due time it'll be here though- lot's of good info in books out there!
     
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    Possibly a mod can sticky a thread?

    Anyhoo....any books/magazines/websites with actual historical references to some of Hitler's more esoteric projects would be nice. There's too many out there with alien-conspiracy-theory stuff makes for entertaining fictional reading, but I'd like to know what they were actually working on....and actually created. I know Hitler's scientists were the first to link cancer with smoking, and the SS had a scientist on payroll that had invented the electron microscope. Not war-material, necessarily, but frikkin cool nonetheless, and proves that not every German in the late 30's to early 40's was a die-hard Nazi intent on destroying half the world and dissecting the other half.


    Still....a sticky-thread would be nice, where we could review and recommend books we've read....**ahem-hint-hint**
     
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    I have a paperback that I just happened to notice as I passed by the bookstand at the market, years ago.

    You gotta love finds like that, completely out of the blue and unexpected!

    It's titled: "Secret Weapons of World War II" by William Yenne (Penguin Books 2003, ISBN 0-425-18992-9) and covers a broad range of weapons of both the Axis and Allies. While it's only 290 pages, it touches on an amazing range of "wonder weapons" with a brief overview at the head of of each chapter, and great details of the weapons in each.

    There aren't any photographs, but the author has gone to alot of effort to weed out fiction from fact, and is a great read!

    I'll post the table of contents:
    Chapter 1. The Nuclear Genie
    Chapter 2. Conventional Bombs
    Chapter 3. The "Ultimate" Weapon
    Chapter 4. Secret Codes
    Chapter 5. Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missiles
    Chapter 6. Tactical Artillery Missiles
    Chapter 7. Cruise Missiles
    Chapter 8. Aircraft as Cruise Missiles
    Chapter 9. Air-to-Surface Guided Missiles
    Chapter 10. Surface-to-Air Missiles
    Chapter 11. Air-to-Air Guided Missiles
    Chapter 12. Mega Artillery
    Chapter 13. Strange Artillery
    Chapter 14. Super Tanks
    Chapter 15. Super-Submarines
    Chapter 16. Jet Fighters
    Chapter 17. Luftwaffe Rocket-Propelled Aircraft
    Chapter 18. Unorthodox and Unrecoverable Interceptor Aircraft
    Chapter 19. Luftwaffe Very Long-Range Bombers
    Chapter 20. Jet Bombers
    Chapter 21. Stealthy Flying Wings
    Chapter 22. Strange Aircraft Configurations
    Chapter 23. Strange Vertical Takeoff Aircraft
    Chapter 24. Poison Gas
    Chapter 25. Biological Warfare
    Chapter 26. Rumors of Very Strange Weapons
    Chapter 27. Offensive Spacecraft
     
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    For £125.00
    they would want to be

    In fact, for that price I'd want a Fw190D thrown in :)
     
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