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Engineers of Victory

The Problem Solvers Who Turned the Tide in the Second World War
Kennedy, Paul M. (Book - 2013 )
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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, ©2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: xxvi, 436 pages :,illustrations, maps ;,25 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
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: 9780812979398
0812979397
1400067618
9781400067619
Statement of Responsibility: Paul Kennedy
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 407-416) and index.
Subject Headings: World War, 1939-1945 Campaigns Pacific Area. Amphibious warfare History 20th century. World War, 1939-1945 Amphibious operations. Germany Armed Forces History World War, 1939-1945. Germany Armed Forces Organization. Bombing, Aerial History 20th century. World War, 1939-1945 Aerial operations. Naval convoys Atlantic Ocean History 20th century. World War, 1939-1945 Naval operations. World War, 1939-1945 Campaigns.
Topical Term: World War, 1939-1945
Amphibious warfare
World War, 1939-1945
Bombing, Aerial
World War, 1939-1945
Naval convoys
World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945
LCCN: 2012024284
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Jun 06, 2013
  • 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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