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English to French translations [Non-PRO] History / WWII
English term or phrase:take us to Ike !
Phrase prononcée en 1945 par von Braun, le responsable de la construction des missiles allemands, alors qu'il vient d'être arrêté par les Américains.
Dans mon texte, cette phrase sert de légende à une photo, donc pas de contexte
En revanche, j'ai trouvé un article qui raconte l'histoire :
Von Braun was aware that the U.S. intelligence officers knew his rockets were superior to anything the Americans had. Apprehensive, he sent his younger brother on a bicycle to the nearby U.S. occupation forces shouting, "Take us to Ike!" Shortly thereafter, von Braun arrived.
The Americans were stunned when the 33-year-old scientist claimed to be who he was. One soldier said, "If we haven't caught the biggest scientist in the Third Reich we certainly have caught the biggest liar!"
The brash von Braun, who spoke fair English, repeated his brother's request to see "Ike," but he soon settled down. Shortly U.S. intelligence officers arrived, and he took them to the underground labs and "factories," at Peenemuende facility.