By Leon Uris
In Berlin on the finish of worldwide conflict II, an American military officer bears witness to the aftermath of 1 historical tragedy and the increase of one other
Captain Sean O’Sullivan distinguishes himself as a brave soldier within the remaining days of worldwide struggle II, yet what comes subsequent assessments his inner most reserves of energy and conviction. despatched to supervise the rebuilding of Berlin, O’Sullivan is uncovered to the terrible truths of the Holocaust, a shattered and defeated society, and the recent probability of Soviet energy because the Iron Curtain starts off to shadow the town. whilst Soviet forces blockade Berlin and the airlift starts, O’Sullivan is confronted with profound ethical dilemmas in an more and more complex world.
Armageddon is likely one of the nice fictional portrayals of Europe within the earliest days of the chilly War. This e-book positive aspects an illustrated biography of Leon Uris together with infrequent images from the author’s estate.
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TOP LEFT The second Flak complex in Hamburg was built in the Wilhelmsburg district but was built in the simplified Typ 2 configuration as seen here in the case of Gefechtstürm VI. This complex was demolished in 1947. (NARA) TOP RIGHT The associated Leittürm VI in the Wilhelmsburg district of Hamburg was also completed in the simplified Typ 2 configuration. The Gefechtstürm VI can be seen in the background. (NARA) The bombing intensifies The Sofortprogramm was delayed by the invasion of Russia in June 1941, which drained the country of military trucks and also led to the dispatch of most army and navy construction battalions to new assignments.
1 million for a plant half the size with only 730 workers. None of the forest plants were discovered by Allied intelligence during the war and none were bombed intentionally. The use of caves, mines, and tunnels for aviation industry dispersal was not a new idea, and had already been tried in France in 1943–44 in connection with the deployment of V-weapons, especially the V-1 (Fiesler Fi-103) cruise missile. Tunnels and mine-shafts were used as bomb-proof ordnance depots for the missiles. The most elaborate underground facility for the V-weapons was the massive Mittelwerk complex in the tunnels outside Nordhausen.
Valentin was 420m (1,375ft) long, 95m (315ft) wide and 30m (95ft) high. It had four assembly tracks running most of the length of the building so that up to a dozen submarines could be assembled at one time. The building was about 90 percent complete when it was struck by an RAF raid on March 27, 1945. 5m (15ft) thickness; a post-war Allied assessment concluded that had they been strengthened as planned, they would have resisted these bombs. com The Weingut I (Vineyard I) bunker at Mühldorf was one of the few factory bunkers near to completion when the war ended in May 1945.