The Secret War

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Pen and Sword, Jun 30, 2004 - History - 352 pages
Orginally a TV tie-in expanded from the BBC televison series, the book covers the behind-the-scenes aspects of the fight by the 'back room' scientists and technicians of WW2, including the battles against the Luftwaffe navigational beams, the V-1 and V-2 flying bombs, the development of radar, the battle against the u-boats, countering the magnetic mine, and the breaking of the codes produced by the Enigma machines.

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Brian Johnson was a BBC science writer and in The Secret War he looks at the Second World War from the viewpoint of a war between the scientists and technologists of the two sides. Arguably it was the ... Read full review


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