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Title:
Engineers of victory : the problem solvers who turned the tide in the Second World War / Paul Kennedy.
Call Number:
940.54 KEN
Publication Date:
c2013.
Edition:
1st ed.
Publisher:
New York : Random House, c2013.
Physical Description:
xxvi, 436 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents:
How to get convoys safely across the Atlantic -- How to win command of the air -- How to stop a blitzkrieg -- How to seize an enemy-held shore -- How to defeat the "tyranny of distance" -- Conclusion: problem solving in history
Summary:
"Engineers of Victory" is a new account of how the tide was turned against the Nazis by the Allies in the Second World War, the focus being on the problem-solvers: Major-General Perry Hobart, who invented the "funny tanks" which flattened the curve on the D-Day beaches; Flight Lieutenant Ronnie Harker "the man who put the Merlin in the Mustang"; and Captain "Johnny" Walker, the convoy captain who worked out how to sink U-boats with a "creeping barrage".
Bibliography Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [379]-416) and index.
Horizon Bib Number:
1412733
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