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British Scientific Intelligence 1939-1945 RV Jones,
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This review is from: Most Secret War: British Scientific Intelligence 1939-1945 (Hardcover)
A very very good read. It is really a personal account of the leading scientist at the time. The most interesting fact, for me, was that although German radar was far more advanced, and more over-engineered than ours, they didn't really put this to their advantage. The British 'make-do-hands-on' attitude was actually a far greater advantage that was far more flexible and able to respond more quickly as Germany changed tactics and equipment. RV Jones explains how he struggled against our own government 'treacle' to maintain these methods and prove the saving thousands of lives; even having to 'slam the desk' once in front of Churchill himself. The other most interesting, for me, is the chapters after the war where the UK, USA and Russia were fighting amongst themselves in order to 'pick and poach' the German brains and 'procure' equipment in the war aftermath.