The Secret War

The Secret War

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Orginally a TV tie-in expanded from the BBC televison series, the book covers the behind-the-scenes aspects of the fight by the 'back room' scientists and technicians of WW2, including the battles against the Luftwaffe navigational beams, the V-1 and V-2 flying bombs, the development of radar, the battle against the u-boats, countering the magnetic mine, and the breaking of the codes produced by the Enigma machines.As the war progressed and Coastal Command received better aircraft, equipped with ASV radar and efficient ... They were safe enough at night, for although the 1 %-metre ASV could pick up a surfaced submarine at about five miles, it could not track it closer than about a mile in average ... The problem of using ASV at night came a€” quite unofficially a€” to the notice of an RAF personnel officer at Coastalanbsp;...

Title:The Secret War
Author:Brian Johnson
Publisher:Pen and Sword - 2004-06-30


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