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by Michael B. Petersen

Free eBook Missiles for the Fatherland: Peenemünde, National Socialism, and the V-2 Missile (Cambridge Centennial of Flight) download ISBN: 0521882702
Author: Michael B. Petersen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (February 2, 2009)
Language: English
Pages: 290
Category: Historical
Subcategory: Military
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These were not apolitical engineers blithely lost in mathematical equations and dreams of space travel, but astute professionals dedicated to destroying Germany's enemies while serving their own careers

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Missiles for the Fatherland tells the story of the scientists and engineers who built the V-2 missile in Hitler's Germany. This is the first scholarly history of the culture and society that underpinned missile development at Germany's secret missile base at Peenemünde. Using mainly primary source documents and publicly available oral history interviews, Michael Petersen examines the lives of the men and women who worked at Peenemünde and later at the underground slave labor complex called Mittelbau-Dora, where concentration camp prisoners mass-produced the V-2. His research reveals a complex interaction of professional ambition, internal cultural dynamics, military pressure, and political coercion, which coalesced in daily life at the facility. The interaction of these forces made the rapid development of the V-2 possible but also contributed to an environment in which stunning brutality could be committed against the concentration camp prisoners who manufactured the missile.
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Lucam
This book is more about the employees. It is lacking in most areas concerning missiles form Peenemunde. Very disappointing.
Dordred
Excellent research.
Nekora
This is perhaps the best single study over the Nazi missile program at Peenemünde in existence. It is concise and yet through and does not bog down with technical jargon. Petersen proves without doubt that Nazi engineers and scientists were not merely disinterested apolitical robots working to advance the science of the aerospace industry of the Third Reich and thereby, the military advantages through technology. Instead, Petersen shows how they too were careerist and capitalized on subject peoples and were cogently aware of the ramifications that the underground manufacturing and development facility was having on those working in its squalid conditions. Not surprisingly, the Nazi teams working there and overseeing the project were living rather comfortably on the premises. One of the academic reviewers called Petersen’s work an “anthropological and sociological” examination of the regime. This is a pretty good summation. It is also an examination of the general disregard for racial and social “others’ that was ubiquitous throughout Nazi Germany and another important historical review over how technology and production for the war effort turned the Germans into heartless technocrats when the situation dictated such.

An additional strength of Petersen’s work is that it proves beyond a doubt that Albert Speer, while performing his duties as Minister for Armaments was responsible and complicit in marshaling and conscripting slave labor at Peenemünde. Speer’s memoirs in his book Inside the Third Reich show his enthusiasm and support for the project while he meanwhile fails to mention the terrible situation for the subjugated workers. Exposing the intimate knowledge that Speer and Wernher von Braun had regarding the inner workings and details of this Nazi project as Petersen does, makes America’s willingness to ignore von Braun’s part in this war crime all the more glaring. Some people seem to forget that the U.S. brought von Braun to America and eventually placed him at the top of NASA. In this manner, the U.S. placed Cold War concerns ahead of punishing Nazi criminals. Using primary source documents, eye-witness testimony, and astute historical analysis, Petersen’s book is an important one and for those of you seeking a deeper look at this program and/or studying Nazi history in general, you will not be disappointed.