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By Patrick K. O'Donnell
It's July 1943. Frederick Mayer, a German-born Jew is recruited to mystery operations unit, the OSS. in addition to four different German-Jews, he volunteers for behind-enemy-lines operations. All have kin in focus camps. All wish revenge. Mayer and his comrades are dropped into the 'Alpine Redoubt' sector of Austria, the place Hitler plans to assemble his SS devices and make a determined final stand opposed to the Allies. this is often the main heavily-policed sector of the 3rd Reich, swarming with Gestapo. catch capability yes dying; and for Fred and the opposite Jews, it potential a terrible dying. but less than Hitler's nostril this tiny military blows up trains, steals secrets and techniques or even impersonates German officials. ultimately Mayer is captured and tortured by means of the Gestapo, yet nonetheless he doesn't holiday. in the meantime the Allies are coming near near, sounding the top for Nazi Germany. Mayer, in his maximum act of chutzpah, convinces his tormentor, the commander of German forces in Innsbruck, to give up his forces to him, convincing the officer that it might be larger to give up early than threat being shot protecting a misplaced reason. this can be a nice global struggle tale of derring-do and revenge. And it's by no means ahead of been informed.
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During the battle the radar operators were even able to spot the fall of shot, and consequently operate without needing any visual targeting at all. In the dark, stormy conditions of the Barents Sea this made the Duke of York an extremely formidable fighting machine. A combination of well-designed guns, highly accurate fire control and experienced crew more than compensated for any problems involved in loading. By the time Vanguard entered service in 1946, these radar fire-control systems had become even more reliable, and Vanguard's 1948 refit made it one of the most technologically advanced surface gunnery platforms in the world.
In September she escorted the surrendered Italian fleet to Malta, then rejoined the Home Fleet a few weeks later. She underwent a refit from February to July 1944, and in October sailed to Ceylon to join the newly-created British Pacific Fleet (formerly the Eastern Fleet). She assumed the role of flagship, and in February 1945 joined in the bombardment of Okinawa. In August she even bombarded the Japanese mainland near Tokyo, in the process becoming the last British battleship to fire her guns in anger.
Soldiers from 12 SS Panzer Division likened Rodney's shell to an approaching express train and described rounds as falling like Odin's hammer blows. Less satisfactorily, the 16in g u n s were also used to reduce Caen to rubble. An American pilot flying overhead during the b o m b a r d m e n t described how buildings seemed to melt away from the battleship's fire. During this period the greatest threat to Rodney was posed by German aircraft. The battleship's anti-aircraft defences had improved dramatically since 1939, and both her heavy anti-aircraft g u n s and her p o m - p o m s were capable of being directed by radar fire control.
They Dared Return: The True Story of Jewish Spies Behind the Lines in Nazi Germany by Patrick K. O'Donnell