In this ingenious volume, victory or defeat in the twentieth century's climactic conflict depended on the secret war of wits that occurred between the scientists, mathematicians, and codebreakers on each side. This is a fascinating look at the behind the scenes duel to develop the winning weapons of World War II. This book is ideal for any historian, war buff, or fan of technology.
Here are the extraordinary tales behind the brilliant weapons and technological wizardry that determined the outcome of the war. From radar, huff-duff (high frequency direction finding), invisible radio beams, and “Perfectos” to secret codes, electronic guidance systems, homing devices, and submarine detection equipment, Breuer deftly expose the gargantuan efforts employed by both adversaries and the fascinating details of the high-stakes warfare waged behind the well-known scenes of combat.