This reminds me of an episode I saw on National Geo about the nazi scientists
captured by the americans. There was a particular scientist, forgot his name, that
has designed the V2 rocket and later helped with the space missions. I will try
and look after that episode and post it here.
Another episode was the nazi generals working for the american government to
spy on USSR. At that time the US population knew nothing about it. Later, CIA was
born and the nazis were no longer needed. Very interesting episode.
Maybe you're speaking about Wernher von Braun, who is doubtless the most knowed even if he's not the only one...
Sure, unfortunately political and strategic interests were ( and are ) always much important than humanist concepts... We can speak by example about Henry Ford behaviour, who gave so much money to the nazi regime and who made business by providing vehicles both to Hitler and Staline, and it's just an example...
War and business are dirty games which are often compatible, but not often compatible with the morality, and the cold war started in Yalta...
Nice one. This 1st part about Hitler's scientists speak also about an important point : A lot of German nuclear scientists were Jewish, who escape to United States at the time of Hitler's rising. In the same line of thinking, how could we forget that the struggle and the final victory against the German Enigma coding machine (very well knowed by H&D2 players, isn't it ?) was made possible by Alan Turing team, of course, but above all because of the work by Polish cryptography scientists Marian Rejewski, Jerzy Rozycki and Henryk Zygalski, who worked on cryptography since seven years before war and who gave their research results to the British services after Hitler's rising.
"I would say to the House, as I said to those who have joined this government: I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat. We have before us an ordeal of the most grievous kind. We have before us many, many long months of struggle and of suffering. You ask, what is our policy? I will say: It is to wage war, by sea, land and air, with all our might and with all the strength that God can give us; to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark and lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy. You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word: Victory, victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory, however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival."
Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister
House of Commons, May 13th, 1940
Forgiveness Sir, but you made a mistake somewhere. You had to offer the courage, the will, the righteousness, the loyalty to your principles. And you made it.
Really grateful for your post Nik. Yes, thanks to Churchill, the
decline of vicious murderers was beginning. And I smile to those
who say it was not so, for those that are sleeping in this great