The Tizard Mission: The Top-Secret Operation That Changed the Course of World War II

The Tizard Mission: The Top-Secret Operation That Changed the Course of World War II

by Stephen Phelps

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594161636
Publisher: Westholme Publishing
Publication date: 05/01/2012
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 326
Sales rank: 664,897
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

STEPHEN PHELPS is a writer, producer, and broadcaster. After fifteen years in television investigative journalism for the BBC and Channel 4, he turned to writing and now specializes in history and radio drama. He lives in London and Italy.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

1 "The Bombers Will Always Get Through" 1

2 America's First Line of Defense 10

3 The Tizard Committee 17

4 Bawdsey Manor 29

5 The "Special Relationship" 54

6 Prime Minister Churchill 71

7 The Common Cause 83

8 A Simple Stroke of Genius 96

9 Three Thousand Miles from War 110

10 The Mission Takes Shape 121

11 First Contact 146

12 The Duchess of Richmond 163

13 Unparalleled Power 171

14 An American Mandate 195

15 Radiation Laboratory 214

16 A Two-Ocean War 235

17 Secret Weapons 256

18 The Mission's Legacy 280

Appendix: Minutes of the First Meeting of the British Technical Mission to the USA 295

Notes 299

Bibliography 309

Index 313

Acknowledgments 326

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