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By Theodore Plievier

ISBN-10: 0586029060

ISBN-13: 9780586029060

Berlin is the final of Theodore Plievier's vintage trilogy of worldwide battle II.

A urban ripe for rape

The struggle in Europe is sort of over. From East and West the Allied armies are converging at the ruins of Berlin. Luftwaffe pilots are despatched on suicide missions to ram enemy bombers.The Nazi management prepares for suicide, those that try and flee the holocaust are became again with threats and bullets. quickly Russian troops are within the urban itself, mopping up wallet of fanatical resistance in determined, sour battles* They paintings over town with a house-to-house insurance of looting, gunfire -and rape. Berlin’s lengthy apocalypse has begun…

1945 The Nazi forces are in complete retreat all over the place Europe. Hitler's evil empire is crumbling hour via hour. underneath the ruined streets and structures of Berlin, the Fuehrer grows ever extra demented, ordering military divisions that not exist into battle,sending bomber pilots on suicide ramming missions opposed to the advancing Russians. quickly the rattle of small-arms fireplace, the explosions of mortar shells,the rumble of tank tracks and the cruel cough of anti-tank weapons may be heard within the suburbs of the Reich's capital. Harsh, bloody house-to-house conflict has come to Berlin because the effective Soviet troops flush out German infantrymen ordered to struggle to the final bullet - even to struggle on with their naked fingers. yet resistance is futile. quickly Berlin is totally overrun. A as soon as proud urban is submerged in panic, looting, hearth and rape.

Theodor Plievier, even if bom in Germany,left his local kingdom in 1933 on the upward push of Hitler. He fought with the Soviet forces in international battle II. for this reason, each observe of his battle books consists of the unmistakable mark of overall authenticity.

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It would have been equipped with rockets fired from under its wings and could also have been fitted with a warhead in the nose, to be used for a suicide attack. Development was still underway at the end of the war. And this provides us with a fascinating thought. The rate at which these new designs were realized seems extraordinary in a modern world, hide-bound by administration, bureaucracy, health and safety directives and the need to comply with regulations. From the viewpoint of wartime Germany, work began too late.

The frame of the fuselage was designed by Barnes Wallis, who had risen to become Vickers'chief structural engineer, and he decided to make it from a geodesic lattice of light-alloy tubes. It was accepted with delight by the Air Ministry. The idea was so successful that Vickers decided privately to build a plane with similar specifications, but in the form of a monoplane. This was the Type 246 experimental aircraft and it was so successful in its trials that it became the top-secret Type 287 Wellesley bomber - and was immediately ordered by the Air Ministry under conditions of high security.

He further indicated that if we did encounter the Me-163, we would have no problem with aircraft recognition, 'it will be the fastest aircraft any of us have ever seen'. I recall that mission being long and rough. Donald Waltz, quoted in Ransom, S. and Cammann, H. Jagdgeschwader 400, Osprey Publishing (2010) 35 SECRET WEAPONS The greatest problem with the Komet was the short flight time. The maximum burn of the rocket motor was only IVi minutes which meant that the plane might seem to be a highly intimidating interceptor fighter - but could, in reality, do little damage to the enemy.

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