Wernher von Braun was born in 1912. Braun is most associated with the V2 rocket programme in World War Two and in later years Braun was also associated with the American space programme which culminated in the Apollo 11 Moon landing in 1969. Werner von Braun was educated at Berlin's Charlottenburg Institute of Technology where he studied engineering.
Pegasus Bridge & Horsa Bridge, Carl ShilletoPegasus Bridge & Horsa Bridge, Carl ShilletoThis is the first of two volumes in the Battlefield Normandy series devoted to the exploits of the 6th Airborne Division (split from an original single volume). The book thus starts with a look at the Allied invasion plans and the German defences they were designed to overcome, before providing five guided tours - three of the battlefields themselves and two of the memorials in the area.
Siege of Fort Fisher, 13-15 January 1865By the start of 1865 the only port still open to the Confederacy was Wilmington, North Carolina. The port itself was located twenty miles up the Cape Fear River. The mouth of the river was protected by Fort Fisher, a massive fortification almost one mile long as it faced the Atlantic.
The relationship between the Catholic Church and the hierarchy in Nazi Germany was fraught with difficulties. It had seemingly started well after Hitler was appointed Chancellor in January 1933. However, the breakdown started in 1936 and ended with many Catholic priests being imprisoned. In July 1933, just six months after Hitler was appointed Chancellor, the Catholic Church signed the Concordat with Hitler.