The Secret War

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Pen and Sword, Jun 30, 2004 - History - 352 pages
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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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The book is fabulous. Its a classic. The single star is because its not been formatted for reading on any devices. The book has been scanned and then uploaded. No effort whatsoever has been made. That makes it a waste of money.

Contents

Acknowledgements
7
Introduction A Letter from Oslo
9
1 The Battle of the Beams
11
2 Radar
63
3 Terror Weapons
123
4 The Battle of the Atlantic
189
5 Misfortunes of War
239
6 Enigma
305
Notes
350
Picture Credits
352
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