This fascinating account of how science was used by both the victors and the vanquished in the Second World War makes use of newly available material from the Public Record Office. The book provides an overall view of how the latest advances in science were fully exploited in the war, including radar, sonar, improved radio, methods of reducing disease, primitive computers, the new science of operational research, and finally, the atomic bomb, necessarily developed like all wartime technology in a remarkably short time. This progress would have been impossible without the cooperation of Allied scientists with the military, and the Axis powers' failure to recognize this was a major factor in their defeat.
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About the Author
Guy Hartcup is a retired historian living in London and the author of many books.
Table of Contents
Organization of Science for War
• Radar: Defense and Offense
• Diverse Applications of Radio and Radar
• Acoustic and Underwater Warfare
• The Acquisition of Signals Intelligence
• Birth of a New Science: Operational Research
• The Transformation of Military Medicine
• Unacceptable Weapons: Gas and Bacteria
• Premature Weapons: The Rocket and the Jet
• The Ultimate Weapon: The Atomic Bomb