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In Secret Weapons of World War II, first-class historian, William Breuer, chronicles the clandestine battles that occurred between the brilliant scientists and codebreakers of the Allies and the Axis powers.
Here are the extraordinary tales behind the ingenious weapons and technological wizardry that determined the outcome of the war. From radar, huff-duff (high frequency direction finding), invisible radio beams, electronic guidance systems, homing devices, and submarine detection equipment, Breuer deftly exposes the gargantuan efforts employed by both adversaries and the fascinating details of the high-stakes warfare waged behind the well-known scenes of combat.
Re-creating the covert missions, plots, hoaxes, spying, conspiracies, and electronic sleuthing, Breuer goes beyond the famous military leaders and statesmen to give an entirely flesh and startling perspective of the Second World War.
In Secret Weapons of World War II, you will:
-Attend a meeting where Winston Churchill launches the idea of a giant mousetrap in the sky that would snare Luftwaffe bombers.
-Meet the young genius in the British Secret Service and the scientist who hatched Operation Jay, an intricate hoax that bamboozled German scientists and ended Germany's devastating long-range bombing campaign.
-Shadow former American schoolteacher Frank Rowlett as he and his small team of scientists crack the Japanese diplomatic code called Purple, now known as the greatest success in the history of the United States intelligence.
-Witness the curious-looking truck known as "secret weapon that was shipped in from Mars" that later played a crucial role in the outcome of the war.
Packed with more than seventy riveting tales, Secret Weapons of World War II displays Breuer's signature blend of dynamic storytelling and meticulous detail.
- ISBN-13: 9780785835516
- ISBN-10: 0785835512
- Publisher: Chartwell Books
- Publish Date: August 2017
- Page Count: 256