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Secret Weapon: U.S. High-Frequency Direction Finding in the Battle of the Atlantic

Kathleen Broome Williams

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ISBN 10: 1557509352 / ISBN 13: 9781557509352
Published by Naval Institute Press, 1996
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Title: Secret Weapon: U.S. High-Frequency Direction...

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

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A history tracing the development of the high-frequency direction finder HF/DF (Huff-Duff) during World War II and its part in helping the Allies to locate German submarines. Williams (criminal justice, John Jay College, City U. of New York) describes the creation of HF/DF by ITT, its aggressive promotion to the military by private enterprises, the acquisition by the US Navy, and the joint effort by the Navy and ITT to install the device and train personnel. Includes photographs. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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