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Kennedy, Paul M., 1945-
Engineers of victory : the problem solvers who turned the tide in the Second World War / Paul Kennedy
New York : Random House, c2013
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 Browsing/1st Flr  D743 .K425 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations
Naval convoys -- Atlantic Ocean -- History -- 20th century
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations
Bombing, Aerial -- History -- 20th century
Subject Germany -- Armed Forces -- Organization
Germany -- Armed Forces -- History -- World War, 1939-1945
Subject(s) World War, 1939-1945 -- Amphibious operations
Amphibious warfare -- History -- 20th century
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Area
Physical Description xxvi, 436 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [379]-416) and index
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"
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