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2.0 out of 5 stars

on 26 August 2010
This book is quite disappointing. While the subject matter is fascinating - as GEMA was a company dedicated exclusively to the development and production of German WW II radar and sonar, which ceased to exist with the end of the war, and there are virtually no company-specific studies of any kind in the area- it completely lacks focus and any sort of organization aside from a vaguely chronological framework. The author is given to rhapsodizing the company owners and the products, as well as to amassing rather disconnected data, without, however, doing any sort of analysis. This is a pity, for the story it tells it is quite interesting. It is clear from the work, btw, if you analyse the information -a task the author completely ignores- that GEMA, originally established as a research and development company -in itself a peculiarly German institution- was forced to move into high-scale production and basically lost its R&D capability by 1942, being capable only of incremental work thereafter.
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