The era of hypocrisy-The post WWII era

One thing that has always baffled me was the blatant double standards applied at the end and the era just after WWII. On one hand you had scientists like Alan Turing, whose work on the enigma code shortened the war by 2 years, and potentially saved millions of lives, but because of his homosexuality wasContinue reading “The era of hypocrisy-The post WWII era”

V2: weapon of mass destruction and first space flight.

On this day 75 years ago the  first V-2 missile was fired successfully from Peenemunde, heralding the start of space travel. German scientists, led by von Braun, had been working on the development of these long-range missiles since the 1930s. Three trial launches had already failed; the fourth in the series, known as A-4, finallyContinue reading “V2: weapon of mass destruction and first space flight.”

Operation Paperclips-Evil deeds rewarded.

Operation Paperclip (also Project Paperclip) was the code name for the O.S.S.–U.S. Military rescue of scientists from Nazi Germany, during the terminus and aftermath of World War II. In 1945, the Joint Intelligence Objectives Agency was established with direct responsibility for effecting Operation Paperclip. The primary purpose for Operation Paperclip was for the U.S. toContinue reading “Operation Paperclips-Evil deeds rewarded.”