Technology, Science & the Race to Win World War II
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Deep in the bunkers of Nazi Germany, many of the world’s top scientists worked to create a new generation of war winning super-weapons. A few of these, such as jet aircraft and the V2 rocket, became realities at the end of the war, others never made it off the drawing-board.
In this illustrated history, noted research scientist Brian Ford charts the course of secret weapons development by all the major powers during World War II, from British radar to Japanese ray-guns, and explains the impact that these developments eventually had on the outcome of the conflict. It is a riveting story of innovation under pressure, from a world of machine guns and biplanes to electronics, rockets, and nuclear bombs with the power to wipe out humanity.
Hardcover Book : 288 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Ltd. ( September 20, 2011 )
Item #: 13-464954
Product Dimensions: 7.0 x 9.5 inches
Product Weight: 40.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Another great book from Osprey Publishing. A well-written, illustrated, historical book on innovative military technology both from the WW2 Allied Powers and Axis Powers. Highly recommended.
I found this book to be of very good physical quality, being printed on heavy gloss paper. The content is very interesting for anyone interested in the technical developments that came out of WWII. This book should be on the reading list for anyone interested in things that were considered or actually developed during the war, many of them leading to things we take for granted today.
Reviewer: Loren W