(See all my Book Reviews and Author Interviews) – S. D. Tucker is the author of 7 books. Nazi UFOs: The Legends and Myths of Hitler’s Flying Saucers in WW2 was published in 2022. This is the 77th book I have completed in 2022.
I received an ARC of this book through https://www.netgalley.com with the expectation of delivering a fair and honest review. Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own! I categorize this book as G.
As the title implies, the book examines the myths connecting the Nazis with UFOs or other fantastical engineering feats. Claims of UFO sightings began to rise and claim headlines from 1947 forward. Several claims are repeated, then debunked in the book. Claims mostly come from late in WWII, with the majority surfacing post-war.
The background of Unidentified Flying Objects is told. Included are the Foo aircraft often reported by allied pilots. There is also coverage of post-war R & D and the relationship to UFOs. Many experts claiming knowledge of UFOs after the war are uncovered as charlatans.
I enjoyed the 9 hours I spent reading this 208-page nonfiction book. I hesitate to call this WWII history. It is a collection of post-war conspiracy theories and myths with supposed connections to the Nazis. I do like the chosen cover art. I give this novel a rating of 3.3 (rounded down to a 3) out of 5.
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If you have an interest in the WWII era of history, you may find these three pages of interest.
- The “World War II Resources” page is a constantly growing collection of more than 590 links to museums, memorials, websites, Facebook pages, Twitter feeds, and other sources with information on the World War II era in history.
- The “World War II Timeline” page expands almost daily and shows events leading up to WWII, as well as during the war. Events are broken down into the Pacific and European Theaters by date.
- The About WWII page is a collection of links to posts that I have made over the years that are relevant to WWII. Included are links to many fiction and non-fiction books on WWII that I have read and reviewed. There are also links to WWII oriented podcasts.