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The Tizard Mission : the top-secret operation that changed the course of World War II

Author: Stephen Phelps
Publisher: Yardley, Pa. : Westholme, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In August 1940, a German invasion of Britain looked inevitable. Churchill gambled on an unorthodox plan: a team would travel under cover to the United States and give the still-neutral Americans the best of Britain's secrets, in hopes that the US would provide financial and manufacturing support-- perhaps even entry into the war.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Named Person: Henry Thomas Tizard; Henry Thomas Tizard
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Phelps
ISBN: 9781594161162 159416116X
OCLC Number: 642846903
Description: xiii, 323 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: "The bombers will always get through" --
America's first line of defense --
The Tizard Committee --
Bawdsley Manor --
The "special relationship" --
Prime Minister Churchill --
The common cause --
A simple stroke of genius --
Three thousand miles from war --
The mission takes shape --
First contact --
The Duchess of Richmond --
Unparalleled power --
An American mandate --
Radiation laboratory --
A two-ocean war --
Secret weapons --
The mission's legacy --
Appendix. Minutes of the first meeting of the British Technical Mission to the USA.
Responsibility: Stephen Phelps.
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