By Andrew Morton
A meticulously researched old travel de strength concerning the mystery ties between Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, the Duke of Windsor, and Adolf Hitler ahead of, in the course of, and after international conflict II.
Andrew Morton tells the tale of the feckless Edward VIII, later Duke of Windsor, his American spouse, Wallis Simpson, the weird wartime Nazi plot to make him a puppet king after the invasion of england, and the tried cover-up through Churchill, common Eisenhower, and King George VI of the duke's family members with Hitler. From the alleged affair among Simpson and the German overseas minister to the invention of best mystery correspondence in regards to the guy dubbed "the traitor king" and the Nazi excessive command, this can be a saga of intrigue, betrayal, and deception suffused with a heady aroma of intercourse and suspicion.
For the 1st time, Morton finds the complete tale at the back of the cover-up of these damning letters and diagrams: the bold heist ordered through King George VI, the sleek duplicity of a Soviet undercover agent in addition to the sour rows and recriminations one of the British and American diplomats, politicians, and lecturers. Drawing on FBI records, particular photographs, and fabric from the German, Russian, and British royal records, in addition to the non-public correspondence of Churchill, Eisenhower, and the Windsors themselves, 17 CARNATIONS is a stunning historic drama, filled with event, intrigue, and startling revelations, written by way of a grasp of the style.
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This was a shaped-charge warhead placed on the end of a long pole. The Japanese infantryman hid until a tank passed, then rushed out and pushed the mine against the tank. The impact detonated the charge, but the soldier was likely to be killed in the process. Another kamikaze tactic used in the Philippines as well as on Iwo Jima and Okinawa was the use of Nikaku “human mine” tactics, where a Japanese infantryman would carry a special back-pack mine on straps over his shoulders. He would approach the enemy tank, then throw himself between the tracks and pull a detonating cord, setting off the charge under the tank’s hull.
The IJN staff was very keen on the idea and wanted to deploy 40,000 frogmen for the final defense of Japan, but the plan was constrained by the lack of underwater equipment. Army Kamikaze Weapons One of the most challenging threats facing Japanese infantry in the Pacific fighting was the widespread use of M4 medium tanks by the US Army and the US Marine Corps. The Japanese infantry lacked an effective antitank weapon comparable to the German Panzerfaust or American bazooka. A variety of weapons were hastily deployed to deal with the tank threat, including the Type 99 magnetic demolition charge, and various satchel charges that could be thrown under tanks or onto their engine decks.
The F KAITEN PATROL OFF IWO JIMA, JULY 1945 I-58 was a B-3 class submarine launched in June 1943 and attached to the Kure Naval District. In September 1944, it was modified to carry four Kaiten. Commanded by LtCdr Matsushiro Hashimoto, it first saw combat as part of the Kongo (Diamond) Group against Apra harbor on Guam. All four Kaiten were launched on January 12, 1945, but one exploded prematurely; two pillars of smoke were spotted and I-58 was erroneously credited with an escort carrier and an oiler, though no US ships were in fact sunk by Kaiten.
17 Carnations: The Royals, the Nazis and the Biggest Cover-Up in History by Andrew Morton