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Great Scientists Wage the Great War : The First War of Science 1914-1918

Author: William G Van der Kloot
Publisher: [Oxford, England] ; [Charleston, South Carolina] : Fonthill, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Six men made major scientific breakthroughs during the First World War and in doing so altered its course.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William G Van der Kloot
ISBN: 9781781554029 1781554021
OCLC Number: 884734628
Description: 242 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: From Victory to Iron Duke --
Gas Warfare--Otto Hahn --
Food and Wound Shock--Ernest Starling --
Explosives--Chaim Weizmann --
Locating Submerged U-boats--William Henry Bragg --
Sound Raging--William Lawrence Bragg --
Anti-aircraft--A.V. Hill --
Lessons Learnt: 1919-1971.
Responsibility: William Van Der Kloot.

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Lawrence Bragg pinpointed the position of enemy artillery pieces with sound ranging, which enabled British tanks to break through in late 1917 and 1918. His father worked with the French to develop  Read more...

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