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Engineers of Victory

The Problem Solvers Who Turned the Tide in the Second World War
Kennedy, Paul M. (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Engineers of Victory


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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".
Authors: Kennedy, Paul M., 1945-
Title: Engineers of victory
the problem solvers who turned the tide in the Second World War
Publisher: New York :, Random House,, c2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: xxvi, 436 p., [16] p. of plates :,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
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".
Local Note: 15 35 53 60 80 97 109 118 133 148 149 151 152 160 167 172 203 210 211 216 231 242 243 268 276
ISBN: 9781400067619
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  • Steve11 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Not just engineering in the sense of mechanical or electronic contrivances, but engineering in the sense of solving problems. How do you get supply ships from North American to Britain? There are lots of pieces to answer that question, and how should they be put together?

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