The Science of War: Canadian Scientists and Allied Military Technology during the Second World War / Edition 1

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New in d/w World War II-General An account of the work of Canadian Scientists during the Second World War, explaining how they made important contributions to the development of ... alliance warfare. Canada played in the big league of military technology, including the development of radar, RDX explosives, proximity fuses, chemical and biological warfare, and the atomic bomb. The book also looks at the evolution of Canadian national security, protecting defence secrets, both from the Axis powers and from Canada's ally, the Soviet Union. UL-XXXXXX. xv + 406pp, 24 b/w photos, appendices, biblio, index. *****PLEASE NOTE: This item is shipping from an authorized seller in Europe. In the event that a return is necessary, you will be able to return your item within the US. To learn more about our European sellers and policies see the BookQuest FAQ section***** Read more Show Less

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Overview

The Second World War, with its emphasis on innovative weapons and defence technology, brought about massive changes in the role of scientists in Canada, the United States, and Great Britain. Canadian scientists, working through the auspices of the National Research Council and the Department of National Defence, made important contributions to the development of alliance warfare.

Before 1939, Canada had only a minute military establishment and a limited industrial and academic capacity for research and development. With the outbreak of war, all this changed dramatically. This book explains how and why Canada was able to play in the big leagues of military technology, including the development of radar, RDX explosives, proximity fuses, chemical and biological warfare, and the atomic bomb. It also investigates the evolution of the Canadian national security state, which attempted to protect defence secrets both from the Axis powers and from Canada's wartime ally, the Soviet Union.

The Science of War provides both a cross-disciplinary overview of the scientific and military activity of this period in several countries and a fascinating analysis of what the author calls 'Big Science' in Canada.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802059963
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
  • Publication date: 10/31/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.33 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.36 (d)

Meet the Author

Donald Avery is an emeritus professor and adjunct research

professor in the Department of History at Western University.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Abbreviations
Introduction 3
1 Canada's Defence Scientists: Organizing for War, 1938-1940 14
2 Building the Defence Science Alliance, 1940-1943 41
3 Radar Research and Allied Cooperation, 1940-1945 68
4 Weapons Systems: Proximity Fuses and RDX 96
5 Chemical Warfare Planning, 1939-1945 122
6 Canadian Biological and Toxin Warfare Research: Development and Planning, 1939-1945 151
7 Atomic Research: The Montreal Laboratory, 1942-1946 176
8 Secrets, Security, and Spies, 1939-1945 203
9 Scientists, National Security, and the Cold War 228
Conclusion 256
Appendix 1 Major Military, Political, and Scientific Events 267
Appendix 2 Brief Biographical Sketches 272
Notes 281
Bibliography 367
Illustration Credits 387
Index 389
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