Library: Books that I have read WW2

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Most Secret War  R.V Jones.  British Scientific Intelligence 1939 -1945

This is R.V. Jones’s account of his part in British Scientific Intelligence during  the Second World War. He was nothing less than a genius. His appointment to the Intelligence Section of Britain’s Air Ministry led to some of the most astonishing scientific and technological breakthroughs  It was his responsibility to anticipate German applications of science to warfare, so that their new weapons could be countered before they were used. Much of his work had to do with radio navigation, as in the Battle of the Beams, with Radar, as in the Allied Bomber Offensive and in the preparations for D-Day and in the war at sea.
He was also in charge of intelligence against the V-1 (flying bomb) and the V-2 (rocket) retaliations weapons and, although the Germans were some distance away from success, against their nuclear weapons.

In Most Secret War he details how Britain stealthily stole the war from under the Germans’ noses by outsmarting their intelligence at every turn. He tells of many ingenious ideas and devices. Jones was the man with the plan to save Britain and his story makes for riveting reading

Reginald Victor Jones is recognized by the world’s intelligence services as the “Father of Electronic Warfare.” Yet he remains largely unknown to the general population. He was refer to as,  CHURCHILL’S “Boy Wizard”. He stood up to Churchill and thereby earned his confidence. After the War, he became a professor of Natural Philosophy at Aberdeen University. When Churchill returned to office in 1951 he appointed Professor Jones as director of scientific intelligence at the Ministry of Defense. Professor Jones’ book, Most Secret War, is an absolute classic.

A most unsuspected treasure found scratching at a flea market for only R 5.   I could hardly put it down.