The Rocket and the Reich: Peenemünde and the Coming of the Ballistic Missile Era

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The Rocket and the Reich: Peenemünde and the Coming of
  • Hardcover
  • 368 pages
  • The Rocket and the Reich: Peenemünde and the Coming of the Ballistic Missile Era
  • Michael J. Neufeld
  • English
  • 06 January 2015
  • 9780029228951

10 thoughts on “The Rocket and the Reich: Peenemünde and the Coming of the Ballistic Missile Era

  1. Suraj says:

    It is 1929 the Great Depression A theatre in Berlin is playing a sci fi movie “The Woman in the Moon” and Hermann Oberth the German father of rocketry is about to launch a rocket Enthusiasm for spaceflight is at its height – the Wiemar spaceflight movement Amidst all this an Army officer seizes the fervour for rocketry as a chance to further avenge the harsh terms of the Versailles Treaty on German military His idea – turn this spaceflight fad into a new weapon that could potentially turn the tables in the favour of his fatherlandAnd so begins the journey of manipulation deception innovation oppression rivalry and co operation to develop what would in less than two decades become the V 2A truly revealing read

  2. TS Allen says:

    The most fundamental flaw in German thinking lay in the lack of any well thought out strategic concept of how the missile could actually affect the course of the war Becker Dornberger and their associates counted on the psychological shock to the enemy of an unfamiliar and powerful weapon Thus in a fundamental sense the A 4 missile was another Paris Gun

  3. iain meek says:

    An excellent history of German rocketry up to the end of the 2nd World War in 1945It rather tarnishes the team who went on to provide the basis for much American and Russian spacecraft as well it should for their willing use of slave labour and the horrendous deaths that this policy causedA fortunate by products of the rocketry projects is that it reuired huge resources which were therefore unavailable to the Nazis in their fight against the Allies Interesting to read that people unfortunately mostly slave labourers died building the V2 than were killed by the weapon's use

  4. Andrew says:

    Real insight into origins and problems of original ballistic missile technologies Includes balanced discussion of the horrors in production and the misguided strategy underlying an amazing technology and avoids over emphasis on von Braun Can be a challenge to keep track of the detailed timeline and multiple characters involved Would have been interesting to hear about the management strategies of the development process

  5. Matěj Bregant says:

    Neufeld's account of the rocket development can be dry and the endless discussion on Third Reich bureaucracy are often tedious but on the whole he presents a really well researched book It is rife with technical jargon and yet uite easy to understand even to somebody who is not well versed in ballistics and the like It is a good choice if you are looking for an introduction into the German rocket program that is Weimar and later Nazi efforts

  6. Philski says:

    it was a good well sourced historical review of rocket development in Nazi Germany from the rocket societies to Peenemunde to Mittelwurks to capture by the Americans Brits and Russians Somewhat cold and surgical in its presentation I prefered Dieter Huzel's telling of the story in From Peenemunde to Canaveral as it's a first person narrative and shared some uniue events overlooked in this history book

  7. Gert-Jan says:

    Great read very thorough And as I recall a fluid engaging writing style

  8. Pierce says:

    A good even handed history of the horrors of the V2 program and the involvement of many of the key people in the American space program

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