V Weapons Hunt

Colonel Roy M. Stanley II, USAF (RET.)

Date Published :
August 2010
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Illustration :
200+ illustrations
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781848842595
Pages : 256
Dimensions : 9.5 X 7.5 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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The V-1 and much larger V-2 rockets added a terrifying extra dimension to the Second World War. Once launched there was little that could stop the V-1s and nothing to prevent the V-2s from reaching their targets. Both were indiscriminate and struck with little or no warning. Their destructive power was awesome but it was their psychological impact on the defenseless civil population that posed such a threat to morale.

This remarkable book tells, through words and images, the story of the Allied discovery, understanding and campaign against the Vengeance weapons. Written by a trained intelligence analyst and aerial photo interpreter, V Weapons Hunt picks out the air photographs that found the breakthrough in this vital campaign. The reader sees the first sighting of a V-1 flying bomb at the Peenemunde research facility, weapon launch sites, production facilities as well as the damage caused by Allied raids.

This is a scholarly and authoritative work which lifts the lid on how Allied intelligence provided the information to defeat this insidious threat before it caused not only massive destruction but the delay of the Normandy invasion.

About The Author

Colonel Roy M. Stanley II served in the USAF Intelligence for 27 years, holding positions on the Air Staff, in Pacific Air Forces, the Strategic Air Command, and with the Defense Intelligence Agency. He had assignments in Vietnam, Thailand, and Japan, and worked in Air Defense Analysis, Combat Intelligence, as Chief of an Indications Center, and was an early innovator of computer assistance to photo intelligence. His deepest interest has always been aerial photographic interpretation and this is his fourth book on the subject. He remembers his two four-year tours with the 67th RTS as some of the best, most challenging, most exciting and most rewarding duty of his career. Colonel Stanley lives near Fredericksburg, Virginia.

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