SOE: The Scientific Secrets

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History Press, Nov 8, 2011 - History - 336 pages
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The history of the Special Operations Executive during World War II has been the subject of many books down the years. This is a detailed account of the development of equipment and techniques upon which the success of its subversive activities relied. SOE's behind-the-scenes research and development programme ranged from high explosive technology to chemical and biochemical devices; from the techniques of air supply to incendiarism; from camouflage to underwater warfare; and from radio communciations to weaponry. This is a well-documented account of how scientific and technical skills were exploited in support of the heroic efforts of SEO agents world wide during World War II.

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Douglas Everett was awarded the MBE in 1945 for his part in SOE's scientific effort. Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1980, he was the author of several books and around 200 scientific papers. He died in 2002.

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