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Engineers of victory : the problem solvers who turned the tide in the Second World War

Author: Paul M Kennedy
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul M Kennedy
ISBN: 9781400067619 1400067618 0812979397 9780812979398
OCLC Number: 299708282
Description: xxvi, 436 p. : 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
Responsibility: Paul Kennedy.

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"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".

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