world war II

WWII and Goering’s Backup Plan: An Atomic Bomb

England, 1940. Following Dunkirk, it is only a question of when Hitler will invade, not if. Hermann Goering convinces him to prepare for possible failure, but he has a backup plan: an atomic bomb.

The Reichsmarschall enjoyed the sound his beautifully shined shoes made upon the spacious, marble-paved hallways of the New Reich Chancellery. He enjoyed the familiar tightness of his crisply-pressed uniform, the dignified weight of the medals pinned to it, the heavy ivory baton—as long as a man’s thigh—he carried to mark his rank. Glancing out the many stately windows that lined the hallway, he enjoyed the way …

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