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Chapter 21: Divergence [1949-1955]

Over this period, Fred manages to get a career started while continuing to battle the VA and the War Claims Commission, neither organization accepting Fred's account of Buchenwald. Meanwhile, Wernher fights for more funding and uses TV appearances and magazine articles to mobilize public support for his rocket programs. Behind the scenes, intelligence agencies struggle to suppress leaks about Wernher's wartime activities.

Fred and Ricky, April 1949

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