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Churchill's American Arsenal

The Partnership Behind the Innovations that Won World War Two

Larrie D. Ferreiro

Churchill's American Arsenal

Churchill's American Arsenal

The Partnership Behind the Innovations that Won World War Two

Churchill's American Arsenal

 

Churchill's American Arsenal describes in depth how WWII became the "War of Factories," telling the heroic narratives of the Anglo-American inventions and their inventors who helped decide the outcome of the conflict.


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Beschrijving Churchill's American Arsenal

Churchill's American Arsenal reveals how the technology, know-how, and production power behind the victorious Allied partnership during World War II extended beyond the battlefront and onto the home-front.

Many weapons and inventions were credited with winning World War II, most famously in the assertion that the atomic bomb "ended the war, but radar won the war." What is less well known is that both airborne radar and the atomic bomb were invented in British laboratories, but built by Americans. The same holds true for many other American weapons credited with the Allied victory: the P-51 Mustang fighter, the Liberty ship, the proximity fuze, the Sherman tank, and even penicillin all began with
British scientists and planners, but were designed and mass-produced by American engineers and factory workers. Churchill's American Arsenal chronicles this vital but often fraught relationship between British inventiveness and American technical might.

At first, leaders in each nation were deeply skeptical that such a relationship could ever be successful. But despite initial misunderstandings, petty jealousies, and continuing differences over priorities, scientists and engineers on both sides of the Atlantic found new and often ingenious ways to work together, jointly creating the weapons that often became the decisive factor in the strategy for victory that Churchill had laid out during the earliest days of the conflict. While no single
invention won the war, without any one of them, the war could have been lost.


ISBN
9780197554012
Pagina's
384
Verschijnt
NUR
680
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP USA

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