Most Secret War

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Penguin UK, Aug 6, 2009 - History - 608 pages
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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.

 

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I started reading this book with no other expectations than to be a little wiser and entertained at the same time. But ended up with a feeling of having read one of the best and most vivid accounts of ... Read full review

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Dr. R. V. Jones was a British physicist who worked in Scientific Intelligence during WW II. He was at the forefront of the battle against German radar, tracking beams for German bombers, V 1 flying ... Read full review

Contents

The Men Who Went First
Friends and Rivals
The Clarendon Laboratory 19361938
Inferior Red 19361938
Exile
The Day Before War Broke
The Oslo Report
A Plan For Intelligence
Freya
Beams On The Wane
Jay
Würzburg
The Bruneval Raid
The Baedeker Beams
Pineapple
The Kammhuber Line

The Phoney
The Crooked
Reflections
The Fortunes of Major Wintle
The Edda Revived
Knickebein JammedAnd Photographed
Retrospect and Prospect
Lichtenstein
Window
Hamburg
Heavy Water
Full Stretch
Epilogue
Notes

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Reginald Victor Jones was an English physicist and scientific military intelligence expert who played an important role in the defence of Britain in the Second World War. He died in 1997.