[NetBehaviour] Project Paperclip: Dark side of the Moon

marc marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Tue Nov 22 19:34:18 CET 2005


Project Paperclip: Dark side of the Moon

By Andrew Walker
BBC News

Sixty years ago the US hired Nazi scientists to lead pioneering 
projects, such as the race to conquer space. These men provided the US 
with cutting-edge technology which still leads the way today, but at a 
cost.

The end of World War II saw an intense scramble for Nazi Germany's many 
technological secrets. The Allies vied to plunder as much equipment and 
expertise as possible from the rubble of the Thousand Year Reich for 
themselves, while preventing others from doing the same.

The range of Germany's technical achievement astounded Allied scientific 
intelligence experts accompanying the invading forces in 1945...

more...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4443934.stm



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