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Engineers of Victory: The Problem Solvers Who Turned the Tide in the Second World War

Paul Kennedy
Format
Book
Published
New York : Random House, c2013.
Edition
1st ed
Language
English
ISBN
9781400067619 (alk. paper), 1400067618 (alk. paper), 9781588368980 (ebook), 158836898X (ebook)
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".
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
Description
xxvi, 436 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. [379]-416) and index.
Technical Details
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