Monday, 7 December 2015

Silent film which shows Nazi jet technology...

Silent film which shows Nazi jet technology, etc.

"This is a glimpse into the story of Hitler's secret weapons., the guided missiles and the revolutionary aircraft which astonished the world even while the death rattle was in the Nazi throat.

The complete story is yet to be written; but many of the salient facts are here in a motion picture which has been compiled, for the most part, from some 12 million feet of captured German film.

It is a picture of uncanny, devastating machines but also of enemy foresight and perseverance. It is a picture of an investment in aeronautical research and development.

From 1933 to 1939 the German government spend the equivalent of approximately $500,000,000 for scientific facilities and payrolls in the aeronautical program; in the war years several times that amount.

One thing the investment bought was Peenemünde, whence came the V-2, the most revolutionary military vehicle that has been developed to date."