February 27, 2012
Rodney Martin joins Carolyn Yeager to survey some of the high achievements that were accomplished under the Third Reich. Topics include:
- 300,000 patents and copyrights taken by the Allies without compensation from defeated Germany;
- A general emphasis on public health: preventive medicine;
- “War on Cancer,” anti-smoking campaign, asbestos dangers discovered;
- Understanding and treating hypothermia;
- The development of the helicopter, rocketry, jet aircraft and stealth bombers;
- Developments of important synthetics, including fibers, fuels and buna rubber;
- Magnetic tape recording, cinematic innovations, and much more.
Carolyn reads about the holocaust of Hamburg in The Fire: The Bombing of Germany 1940-1945 in the first half-hour.