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

T Force The Race for Nazi War Secrets Through numerous interviews with many of the living members of T Force historian Sean Longden tells a story of espionage courage and what really happened in Germany at the end of

  • Title: T-Force: The Race for Nazi War Secrets, 1945
  • Author: Sean Longden
  • ISBN: 9781845297275
  • Page: 449
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Through numerous interviews with many of the living members of T Force, historian Sean Longden tells a story of espionage, courage and what really happened in Germany at the end of 1945.

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    1. T-Force: The Race for Nazi War Secrets, 1945 tells the story of the British Army and Navy units that attempted to capture as much German technology and as many German scientists and engineers as possible in the last months of World War II. These operations are not as widely documented as those of T-Force’s American counterparts, so I was very much looking forward to this book.Alas, it’s less of a history book and more like a collection of anecdotes and memoirs from T-Force veterans and their [...]

    2. Superb history of the last months of the war. There are some holes in this story, but they are due to a lack of documentation, not due to the author. Some of that documentation is kept secret, much else was destroyed.

    3. A thorough, well considered and balanced account of the secret missions of the British led T-Force to secure Nazi technology and personnel after the war. Fascinating stuff!

    4. 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 object [...]

    5. In T-Force Sean Longden tells the story of the Allied forces strategy for capturing intelligence as field troops advanced. As Longden argues T-Forces role and its valuable work has been mostly airbrushed from history, in part because a lot of its work was classified (and some still remains so), in part because the force was quite internally fractured. In the few accounts that do discuss its work, there is a lot of misconception and misreporting. His aim then was to provide a more thorough and ov [...]

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