T force the forgotten heroes of 1945

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t force the forgotten heroes of 1945

T-Force: The Race for Nazi War Secrets, 1945 by Sean Longden

In the last year of the war, as British and American forces advanced into Germany, T-Force was sent on a mission to capture German technology and scientific secrets. It was an improvised force, composed of men with very diverse backgrounds, and its mission became an odd mixture of a carefully planned intelligence operation and a treasure hunt. When the war ended and many soldiers went home, T-Force remained on the ground, competing to collect German secrets and scientists for Britain. Its objectives gradually shifted as the Cold War drew a new division line in Europe.

Sean Longden tells the story of T-Force with considerably sympathy. Perhaps inevitably so, the book is a patchwork of many different stories. Many topics are briefly touched on, that are worthy of a more thorough study, such as the (still secret) British investigation of the new poison gases developed by German scientists, and their treatment of the inventors -- some of whom had tested their products on concentration camp inmates. It appears that, like the members of the Japanese Unit 731, these men succeeded in trading their knowledge for impunity. Or, on a more innocent level, the attempts of British businessmen to secure a competitive advantage in the post-war world by securing German trade secrets.

The weakness of this book may be that it too often fails to look beyond the anecdotal. Nevertheless it does a good job of telling the story of a forgotten force in a poorly documented period.
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View Larger Image. Ask Seller a Question. Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group. When Ian Fleming wrote Moonraker, he was not working solely from his imagination. In he had been involved in the formation of T Force, a secret unit of British soldiers who were thrown into a deadly race to uncover Nazi Secrets before they fell in to the hands of Stalin's advancing troops.

When Ian Fleming wrote Moonraker, he was not working solely from his imagination. In he had been involved in the formation of T Force, a secret unit of British soldiers who were thrown into a deadly race to uncover Nazi Secrets before they fell in to the hands of Stalin's advancing troops. The force included infantrymen, many of them only just recovered from the ordea. The force included infantrymen, many of them only just recovered from the ordeal of D-Day, engineers, bomb disposal experts, commandos and teams of expert scientists. In a breakneck pursuit - often entering locations before other allied troops - they uncovered underground factories and nuclear testing sites, as well as defying the ceasefire and carrying out the final advance of the war to capture the Nazi submarine research facilities at Kiel, overpowering 12, fully-armed Germans with only men and a handful of jeeps. In the aftermath of war, T-Force were also involved in the treacherous transportation of scientists out of the the Soviet zone.

Not The Queen? When Ian Fleming wrote Moonraker, he was not working solely from his imagination. In he had been involved in the formation of T Force, a secret unit of British soldiers who were thrown into a deadly race to uncover Nazi Secrets before they fell in to the hands of Stalin's advancing troops. The force included infantrymen, many of them only just recovered from the ordeal of D-Day, engineers, bomb disposal experts, commandos and teams of expert scientists. In a breakneck pursuit - often entering locations before other allied troops - they uncovered underground factories and nuclear testing sites, as well as defying the ceasefire and carrying out the final advance of the war to capture the Nazi submarine research facilities at Kiel, overpowering 12, fully-armed Germans with only men and a handful of jeeps.

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