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Most Secret War

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Reginald Jones was nothing less than a genius. And his appointment to the Intelligence Section of Britain's Air Ministry in 1939 led to some of the ... Show synopsis

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OUSTANDING MUST-READ WWII SCIENTIFIC HISTORY

by readerwriter on Jun 14, 2007

Most Secret War, by R. V. Jones, is fascinating, well-written and even entertaining. It is one of the most informative, interesting books on the British and the Allies in WWII and the use of then-emerging science, especially radar, in the war against the Axis powers, primarily Germany. R.V. Jones was a young scientist who had researched radar before the war. When the war broke out, he was put in charge in England of trying to ascertain what new science Germany was using to develop new weapons, such as rockets and radar; and to develo in England new weapons based on cutting-edge science. His intelligence and dedication to his work and lively obsersation of the people he interacted with make the account shine. He describes other scientists, military people and operations, civilian undercover volunteers who went into France, how they used radar and "spoofs" to misdirect the Germans as to how their bombing raids were going and as to where an when "D" day would happen. This book is an outstanding example of the post-analysis of events in a spirit and tradition of free expression that Western culture applies to its history in order to learn from our experiences. I highly, highly recommend it. If you read it, I think you will love it.

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