THE SECRET WAR
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|Book cover finish||Offset varnish, Perfect paperback|
|Special features||Handwritten notes|
|Number of pages||400|
|Size||11 x 18 x 3 cm|
|Editor||Arrow Books Limited|
What's this all about?
The Battle of the Beams, the triumph of Enigma, the weapons of terror - They were all part of the secret war.
Behind the fighting speeches, the campaigns, and the bloody battles of the Second World War, another struggle was being fought. The " back - room boys " - scientists and technologists in Britain and Germany - were working on inventions that could change the course of the war.
Until recently*, the story of that struggle has been classified as top secret. Now, in this fascinating account, expanded from research for his widely acclaimed BBC television series, the author tells the extraordinary, compelling story of the war we never knew.
* late 1970's.
Brian Johnson originally joined the BBC as an engineer. He spent three years with the Army, being trained in radar " in time to celebrate V.E. Day ", and was then posted to the Middle East where he ran a Forces Broadcasting transmitter. On demobilisation, he returned to the BBC, joining the Television Service in 1951, becoming a film cameraman and then a producer with outside broadcasts, directing programmes as different as sport and music. With BBC TV Science Features, he wrote and produced documentaries.
Brian Johnson has published some other books, such as Fly Navy : A History of Naval Aviation ( 1981 ) and Test pilot ( 1986 ).
( sources : THE SECRET WAR, www.amazon.com )