By Jack Hayes
The 12 months is 1944. After 5 hard-fought years, the Allies are on the subject of victory, yet Germany nonetheless has one final mystery - and one who may possibly nonetheless flip the battle in its favour.
Traveling on a U-boat to Japan is a hugely explosive uranium bomb, the 1st of its variety.
But why are the Nazis giving this sort of helpful weapon to the japanese? And the place may possibly the japanese use it?
In London, precise Operations govt Captain Maddox is given an easy job. cease the U-boat in any respect costs.
A British, French and American staff is assembled for the project. they are going to strike a mysterious island managed by way of the Nazis the place the U-boat is scheduled to stop.
But not anything approximately this task is what it sounds as if to be. The British, the French and the americans all have their very own agendas -- and so do the Germans. None of them contain Captain Maddox making it to the top of the battle alive.
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Not that modern industry was confined to Greater London. Nor should we distinguish old and new too clearly. A great example was a famous Manchester firm, the Metropolitan-Vickers company, one of the main electrical-equipment makers (which was controlled by US interests). It made heavy equipment mainly, from gigantic steam turbines to generating sets, electric motors of many sorts, and all the paraphernalia of electricity supply from transformers to rectifiers. It also made electronic equipment, including radar transmission gear.
29 In the 1930s the main suppliers of wheat were Canada, Australia, Argentina and Europe. Roughly half Britain’s meat came from overseas. Beef and lamb came from the River Plate and Australasia; bacon (and eggs) came almost exclusively from continental Europe. The British were the great meat-eaters of Europe, eating 30 per cent more meat per capita than Germans. The kind of meat they ate was very different too. 30 If, as many believed, having a small domestic agricultural sector was an index of modernity, then Britain was easily the most modern large nation in the world.
This difference in journey time was significant in that it put the Empire suppliers at a distinct disadvantage in the case of beef. While all lamb was frozen and was thus very long-lived, chilled beef, far superior to frozen, could not survive the long journey from Australasia. In South America low-quality animals were labelled ‘freezers’ and ‘continentals’, indicating their fate and destination. British companies and the British government invested a great deal of research effort into refrigeration in order to imperialize beef supply.
Blood Red Sea (Maddox, Book 1) by Jack Hayes