Paperclip

“Occupation of German scientific and industrial establishments has revealed the fact that we have been alarmingly backward in many fields of research.

“If we do not take the opportunity to seize the apparatus and the brains that developed it and put the combination back to work promptly, we will remain several years behind while we attempt to cover a field already exploited.”

Thus began Project Paperclip, the US operation which saw von Braun and more than 700 others spirited out of Germany from under the noses of the US’s allies. Its aim was simple: “To exploit German scientists for American research and to deny these intellectual resources to the Soviet Union.”

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  1. you so should have linked this to Dr Strangelove….