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By Arthur C. Clarke

One of the 35 booklet (digital-only) 2012 RosettaBooks releases comprising the whole Arthur C. Clarke Collection.

A interesting departure for the well known technology fiction writer, Glide Path is another heritage of the improvement of floor keep an eye on method radar set in the course of international struggle II.

Clarke attracts upon his personal wartime adventure as a radar keep an eye on operator in the course of global battle II to inform a narrative attention-grabbing not only for its plotting—combining technology, intrigue, and a bunch of compelling characters—but additionally for its prescience and technical perception. Glide Path is bound to be a captivating learn not only for technology fiction enthusiasts, yet for background aficionados.

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By Arthur C. Clarke

One of the 35 booklet (digital-only) 2012 RosettaBooks releases comprising the whole Arthur C. Clarke Collection.

A interesting departure for the well known technology fiction writer, Glide Path is another heritage of the improvement of floor keep an eye on method radar set in the course of international struggle II.

Clarke attracts upon his personal wartime adventure as a radar keep an eye on operator in the course of global battle II to inform a narrative attention-grabbing not only for its plotting—combining technology, intrigue, and a bunch of compelling characters—but additionally for its prescience and technical perception. Glide Path is bound to be a captivating learn not only for technology fiction enthusiasts, yet for background aficionados.

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Zhukov. ’ We read this telegram with mixed feelings. On one side we were happy and proud about the honourable task, but on the other side we were peeved that our tank army was to be committed like a normal formation. We had no idea yet what awaited a tank army in street fighting. But the feeling of pride won the upper hand. With the elements of the 29th Guards Rifle Corps, we had already penetrated the suburbs of Berlin on the 21st April. The tanks thrust forward. Our longed-for goal came ever closer.

Colonel Gussakovski’s 44th Guards Tank Brigade and Colonel Fiodorvich’s 27th Guards Motorised Rifle Brigade developed the attack and reached the Berlin autobahn ring. On the 20th April a telegram arrived. ‘To Katukov, Popiel! The 1st Guards Tank Army has the historic task of being the first into Berlin and to hoist the banner of victory. The organisation and execution I will take over myself. Send the best brigade of every corps to Berlin and give them the task by at the latest 0400 hours on the 21st April, cost what it might, to break through the city perimeter.

Soviet conquest - Press 50 Soviet Conquest A difficult situation. The enemy was trying to destroy our crossing point by all means available. This had failed by air as our fighters and anti-aircraft guns had beaten back all attacks. Now the enemy was using floating mines and sundry assault groups. Under these conditions the demand of the 5th Shock Army’s chief engineer, General Fursa, was completely understandable but technically impossible. I had to go and discuss the situation with him. As always we were quickly unanimous and decided to protect the crossing points with several steel cables stretched across the river upstream to catch the floating mines or cause them to explode.

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