No Secret, No Weapon

In the rolling Hessian hills, 40 miles southwest of Kassel, tankmen of the U.S. 3rd Armored Division (First Army) ran into a furious battle last week. Germans leveled antiaircraft guns, fought for the little town of Bromskirchen as if it were Berchtesgaden itself. Finally the Americans silenced the guns and learned why that pin point on the map had been so important to the Germans : aboard flatcars on a railroad siding were a dozen new V-2 rockets. They were taken intact.

Allied ordnance experts sped to Bromskirchen, probed V-2's innards, gave a superficial description which confirmed the facts...

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