Vengeance: Hitler's Nuclear Weapon : Fact or Fiction?
- Publish Date: 1999-07-13
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Philip Henshall
From 1943 onwards, Hitler and the Nazi propaganda machine poured forth a torrent of warnings to the Allies that vengeance and retribution were imminent. Historians have always assumed that Hitler was referring to the V1 and V2 weapons. But this book reveals that a far more lethal weapon existed in the form of a cargo of highly radioactive material carried in a modified V2 rocket. Designed to be launched from special sites in France, these weapons of mass destruction had the potential to turn Britain and the eastern seaboard of the USA into radioactive wastelands. Meanwhile, Japan had been developing the world's largest aircraft-carrying submarines, believed to be capable of launching bomber aircraft to attack the US west coast cities. Evidence on the secret nuclear weapon programmes of both Axis powers is brought together in this text. In particular, many aspects of the German miracle weapon project are revealed - what it was, what it contained and how it was to be delivered. The author argues that it is a matter of when - and not if - these secrets are revealed.