By Linda Lawrence Hunt
In 1896, a Norwegian immigrant and mom of 8 youngsters named Helga Estby used to be in the back of on taxes and the personal loan whilst she realized mysterious sponsor could pay $10,000 to a lady who walked throughout America
Hoping to win the guess and shop her family’s farm, Helga and her teenaged daughter Clara, armed with little greater than a compass, red-pepper spray, a revolver, and Clara’s curling iron, set out strolling from japanese Washington. Their path may go through 14 states, yet they weren't allowed to hold greater than 5 funds every one. As they visited Indian reservations, Western boomtowns, distant ranches and native civic leaders, they faced snowstorms, starvation, thieves and mountain lions with equivalent aplomb.
Their treacherous and inspirational trip to manhattan challenged modern notions of femininity and captured the general public mind's eye. yet their journey had such devastating outcomes that the Estby women's success used to be protected in silence till, approximately a century later, Linda Lawrence Hunt encountered their outstanding story.
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The Triebflügel also points to another direction wartime German research pursued, and pursued with a vengeance: high performance ramjet-propelled aircraft. Indeed, when entering this area of inquiry, one is again entering one of those areas where the reality of wartime German accomplishments in secret weapons research was in diametric contradiction to the post-war Allied Legend, only in this case, the legend is not about the Allies having acquired the a-bomb while the Nazis remained incompetent nuclear bunglers, but about the fact that an American, Chuck Yeager, was the first human to pilot an aircraft through the sound barrier, an event that occurred after the war’s end and the beginning of America’s own black projects in exotic aircraft and space-based weapons.
But was a full scale version of the rocket, or for that matter, any of the other intercontinental rocket designs the Nazis had proposed, ever tested? ” E. SS Obergruppenführer Hans Kammlers “Evacuation” of Peenemünde and the Russian Arrival Is there any indication that these early German ICBM “bundle rockets” or any other long-range strategic rockets went to actual construction and testing? If so, then the logical choice was Peenemünde, for in spite of the heavy attention of Allied bombers, it was the only place presumably with facilities large enough to achieve the task.
After an attack the Type XXI escaped at maximum speed, at which the enemy’s sonar was totally ineffective (it maintained effectiveness up to approx. 12 knots). 27 21 Witkowski, The Truth About the Wunderwaffe, p. 126. v. Joseph P. Farrell, Reich of the Black Sun, pp. 242-245. 126. , p. 127. 25 Ibid. 26 Ibid. 27 Ibid. ” It was a deadly reality. One can only imagine what a Type XXI equipped with the new wire-guided or acoustic-homing torpedoes would have done to Allied shipping had it entered service in sufficient numbers.