By Gene B. Stafford, William N. Hess

Aces of the 8th КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: Squadron/Signal publicationsСерия: Squadron 6001Автор(ы): Gene B. Stafford, William N. HessЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 1973Количество страниц: 64Формат: pdfРазмер: 26.4 mbRapid eighty five

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5 More credible than Dilling, who was later prosecuted for conspiracy to overthrow the government, was Texas Congressman Martin Dies, who chaired the House of Representatives’ Special Committee on Un-American Activities. Created in 1938 and supplied with information by the fbi, the Dies Committee investigated charges of Communist influence in the federal government and denounced more than a thousand officials as party members or sympathizers. “Fifth columnists,” warned Dies, “are not always garbed in the uniform of foreign troops nor do they always speak with a foreign accent.

More disquieting was Invasion of 34 THE MASTER CONSPIRACY the Body Snatchers (1956). Seed pods from outer space duplicate and replace humans one by one as they sleep. Other than a lingering flat affect, the transformation is undetectable. Appearances deceive and no one’s allegiance is certain. The danger grows palpable as the invaded are regimented into a hive of activity and mechanically follow orders to spread the contagion. All seems lost when the protagonist’s romantic interest falls asleep.

The most influential of those who made that leap was the famed aviator Col. Charles Lindbergh. ” Their motivation for advocating intervention Lindbergh found understandable, but as he reminded listeners, the “reasons . . ” 61 The Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor closed the debate on intervention but released new fears of conspiracy. Did President Roosevelt back-door the United States into the war against Germany by manipulating the Japanese into firing the first shot in the Pacific? Why did Washington delay in warning Pearl Harbor of the impending attack?

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