5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Interesting but flawed,
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This review is from: Engineers of Victory: The Problem Solvers who Turned the Tide in the Second World War (Hardcover)
Kennedy sets out to cover a very broad scope and does a satisfactory job. His definition of engineers is pretty wide, there are some interesting tales and insights but for me the book doesn't quite work. I felt a sense of the final chapters being hurried, there are some statements about weapons and equipment I would disagree with, and I did get the impression of some technical research being shallower than it should have been. The book does restore balance to the Ultra story, which is long overdue. A final point - although written by a Geordie, it uses American spelling and lexicon, which got on my nerves after a while.