The Secret War
"The 1939-45 War was a struggle as much between scientists as fighting men. The need, on both sides, to counter the enemy's technological ingenuity was a spur to scientific invention. The BBC1 television programmes looked at six key areas of the 'back-room' secret war. Brian Johnson, who produced the series, has expanded them for his book"--Dust jacket.
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Introduction A Letter from Oslo
The Battle of the Beams
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