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By Tim Moreman

ISBN-10: 184176986X

ISBN-13: 9781841769868

British Commandos 1940-46 КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: Osprey Publishing LtdСерия: conflict OrdersАвтор(ы): Tim MoremanЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 2006Количество страниц: 96ISBN: 1-84176-986-XФормат: pdfРазмер: 28.9 mbRapid0

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I found the mistake immediately. Kesselring will manage all right in Italy, but here in the Reich we must call a halt to this bomb terror. , is away today. ’’ Hitler stiffened, then let fly: ‘‘You’ll fetch no one—no one, do you hear? I don’t even want you. ’’ He turned back to us. ’s answer was equally direct: ‘‘Yes, we are, mein Fu¨hrer. The American and British fighters are between fifty and seventy kilometers an hour faster. ’’ ‘‘But you have these methanol-injection engines—I thought they were extremely powerful .

They refused to accept the fact that the Allies had just about perfected the use of air power as a weapon of attack. The thirst for retribution gave the discussion new momentum. It was almost weird—like a kind of shadow-boxing—the way they started talking about a couple of squadrons of Heinkel or Junkers bombers and how they were going to penetrate the antiaircraft defenses and strike the English cities and ports. We knew, every one of us, that nothing could be done that would make any difference, nothing that might have diverted the ineluctable course of events.

What happened to you? ’’ ‘‘Ah, sir, that’s a long story. It started so innocuously and it ended with an almighty wallop. We were taken prisoner in Salzburg, and the Amis were fully aware of what a catch they’d made. ’’ ‘‘When the Americans reached the outskirts of Munich we had to evacuate Riem airfield. The only usable airfield left in the Alpine Fortress was the one near Salzburg. We moved the unit there the evening before the Americans reached it. We put all the jet fighters in a nice neat line and blew them up when the first tanks came into view.

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