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The Resource Engineers of victory : the problem solvers who turned the tide in the Second World War, Paul Kennedy

Engineers of victory : the problem solvers who turned the tide in the Second World War, Paul Kennedy

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Engineers of victory : the problem solvers who turned the tide in the Second World War
Title
Engineers of victory
Title remainder
the problem solvers who turned the tide in the Second World War
Statement of responsibility
Paul Kennedy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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"
Summary
Analyzes previously unexplored strategic factors that contributed to the Allied victory in World War II, sharing assessments of ambitious goals successfully pursued by FDR, Churchill, and other attendees at the Casablanca Conference
Writing style
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10075808
Cataloging source
DLC
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1945-
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Kennedy, Paul M.
Dewey number
940.54
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D743
LC item number
.K425 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Naval convoys
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Bombing, Aerial
  • Germany
  • Germany
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Amphibious warfare
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
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the problem solvers who turned the tide in the Second World War
Label
Engineers of victory : the problem solvers who turned the tide in the Second World War, Paul Kennedy
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Publication
Bibliography 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
Control code
ocn299708282
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxvi, 436 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781400067619
Lccn
2012024284
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)299708282
Label
Engineers of victory : the problem solvers who turned the tide in the Second World War, Paul Kennedy
Publication
Bibliography 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
Control code
ocn299708282
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxvi, 436 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781400067619
Lccn
2012024284
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)299708282

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