Written to accompany the Channel 4 series but a worthwhile independent account in its own right, ‘Science and the Swastika’ charts the descent of the German scientific establishment from its pre-eminent position in world science at the beginning of the 20th Century, to a state of abject disarray in 1945, corrupted and debased by the influence of Nazism and its demands for scientific ‘backing’ for its racist ideology. Science and the Swastika describes how Nazi scientists shed their moral and ethical inhibitions and enthusiastically embraced a system which allowed them to conduct experiments on humans, and to justify the slaughter of hundreds of thousands more on bogus ‘eugenic’ grounds. It also charts the failure of the German Atomic Bomb project, crippled because of the persecution of Jewish scientists by the Nazis, which was probably five to ten years behind the Allied effort by the end of the war.
Adrian Weale was born in London in 1964 and educated at the Latymer Upper School, York University and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He served for several years as a military intelligence officer in the regular Army, before leaving to pursue a career as a writer and historian.
Since then he has written eight non-fiction books under his own name, and ghost written several more, primarily for former Special Forces personnel.
In addition, he has written widely for the UK national press and is a regular broadcaster on BBC TV and radio, specialising in military and intelligence related ...
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