OPINION | Plato as mayor giant leap backwards for city

When Neil Armstrong walked on the moon it was one small step for a man and a giant leap for mankind. And all thanks to Nazis. Of course, the Americans and the Russians would have got there by themselves eventually. But in the late 1940s the metaphorical rocket fuel at the heart of their respective missile and space programmes were German scientists and engineers, coaxed, coerced or simply kidnapped at the end of World War 2.

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