This is Tom Agoston's mindblowing book Blunder! - How the US Gave Away Nazi Supersecrets to Russia (1985) which is the best researched, most convincing and least sensationalist of all investigations into the SS secret weapons and technology projects, and their fate after the war. In May 1945, as the Iron Curtain was about to be rung down across Europe, there occurred one of the worst blunders of World War II, a blunder still little understood. It involved the passing of certain extraordinary secret information from the Americans to the Russians. The incident had begun when Hitler, anticipating a "Greater-Greater Reich," recruited Nazi Germany's top scientists for the development of a technocracy far in advance of anything that the rest of the world had conceived. To oversee this crucial project, he promoted as his most trusted aide SS General Hans Kammler. Then, with the unexpected swift advance of the U.S. Army, certain of these Nazi supersecrets were suddenly in the possession of the Americans. With equal swiftness, this wealth of technological information was passed by the Americans, unaware of its significance, to the Red Army. These secrets provided the Soviets an invaluable boost to their still-trailing military research. The extent of the advantage that this knowledge gave to the Reds has not been completely evaluated. Meanwhile, Washington has resolutely suppressed all attempts to probe the story for its embarrassing truth. The mysteries clouding this blunder were compounded by the simultaneous disappearance, on the eve of Hitler's suicide, of the powerful General Kammler, whose fate remains a source of speculation. The author, a veteran British correspondent, is a specialist on Germany and spent more than a decade as Chief of Bureau and diplomatic correspondent in Bonn for the International News Service (INS) for America. This experience has brought him in touch with the few people who could enlighten him on the background of these mysteries, which have been shrouded in secrecy for decades. Blunder! is most lucid, concise and gripping non-fiction book which merely begins an investigation into the passing of Nazi Germany's scientific research secrets by the Americans to the Russians at the end of World War II and the associated disappearance of SS General Hans Kammler. Be sure to find out the story behind one of World War II's most closely guarded secrets. 180 pages, some pictures. A must read for everyone.
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