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Secret warriors : the spies, scientists, and code breakers of World War I / Taylor Downing.

Downing, Taylor, (author.).
Book Book (2015.)
Description: viii, 438 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2015.
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  • ISBN: 1605986941
  • ISBN: 9781605986944
  • Edition: First hardcover edition.
General Note: Published by Little, Brown, c2014 with subtitle: Key scientists, code breakers and propagandists of the Great War.
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references (pages 405 - 411) and index.
Contents: New century, new world -- Part 1: Aviators. The pioneers ; The new science ; Observing the war -- Part 2: Code breakers. Room 40 ; The Great Game -- Part 3: Engineers and chemists. The gunners' war ; The yellow-green cloud ; Breaking the stalemate -- Part 4: Doctors and surgeons. The body ; The mind -- Part 5: Propagandists. The war of words ; The war in pictures ; Masters of information -- Epilogue: The first boffins.
Summary: World War I is often viewed as a war fought by armies of millions living and fighting in trenches, aided by brutal machinery that cost the lives of many. But behind all of this an intellectual war was also being fought between engineers, chemists, code-breakers, physicists, doctors, mathematicians, and intelligence gatherers. This hidden war was to make a positive and lasting contribution to how war was conducted on land, at sea, and in the air, and most importantly, life at home.
Alternate Title: Spies, scientists, and code breakers of World War I
Citation: Downing, Taylor. "Secret warriors : the spies, scientists, and code breakers of World War I." New York : Pegasus Books, 2015.
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