Reginald Jones was nothing less than a genius. And his appointment to the Intelligence Section of Britain's Air Ministry in 1939 led to some of the most astonishing scientific and technological breakthroughs of the Second World War. In Most Secret War he details how Britain stealthily stole the war from under the Germans' noses by outsmarting their intelligence at every turn. He tells of the 'battle of the beams'; detecting and defeating flying bombs; using chaff to confuse radar; and many other ingenious ideas and devices. Jones was the man with the plan to save Britain and his story makes for riveting reading.The first was the decisive defeat of the German Air Force during July, August, and September... our second victory followed from our first. ... Anyone in his right senses would do the best deal he could with Hitlerabut we had no thought of it. ... Such dramatic elevation was too much for the Civil Service, which gave me a promotion of only one grade, to Principal ... A sustained air bombardment of Germany was therefore a major instrument of military policy, all the more appealing to theanbsp;...
|Title||:||Most Secret War|
|Publisher||:||Penguin UK - 2009-08-06|