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Top Secret Exchange: The Tizard Mission and the Scientific War

Zimmerman, David

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ISBN 10: 0773514015 / ISBN 13: 9780773514010
Published by McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal, 1996
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Hardcover in dust jacket. First printing of first edition. Book and unclipped dust jacket are in fine, As New, gift-giving condition, crisp and clean, with tight binding and sharp corners. The story of the alliance formed between the US and the UK for the purpose of sharing important scientific and technological advances for the purpose of defeating the Third Reich. 8vo. 252 pp. including index. In protective Mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 86831

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Title: Top Secret Exchange: The Tizard Mission and ...

Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: First Edition.

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Zimmerman traces the early development of the mission from Britain's initial attempts at technical cooperation in World War I and unsuccessful efforts to restart it in the late 1930s. He highlights Winston Churchill's prominent, yet remarkably inconsistent, role in the story and the often tumultuous diplomatic relations with the Roosevelt administration. Among the secrets Britain revealed was the cavity magnetron, which made microwave radar possible. The Tizard Mission established an effective system of teamwork for Allied technical and scientific cooperation, and it was this teamwork that proved to be a crucial factor in Allied technical superiority. It was also the beginning of the much longer story of Anglo-American scientific and technical cooperation. The Tizard Mission served as a model for the international technical cooperation that continues today in organizations such as NATO.

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David Zimmerman traces the origins of the Tizard Mission with Britain's initial attempts at technical co-operation in the First World War and unsuccessful efforts to restart it in the late 1930s. He highlights Winston Churchill's prominent, yet remarkably inconsistent, role in the story and the often tumultuous diplomatic relations with the Roosevelt administration, and shows how important British generosity was to the eventual success of the mission. Among the secrets Britain revealed was the cavity magnetron, which made microwave radar possible. Zimmerman reveals how the Tizard Mission established an effective system of teamwork for Allied technical and scientific co-operation, a teamwork that proved to be a crucial factor in Allied technical superiority. He demonstrates that the mission marked the beginning of the much longer story of Anglo-American scientific and technical co-operation, serving as a model for the international technical co-operation that continues today in organizations such as NATO.

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