British Exploitation of German Science and Technology, 1943-1949

1st Edition

Charlie Hall

Routledge
February 12, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 312 Pages
ISBN 9780815358381 - CAT# K346653
Series: Routledge Studies in Second World War History

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Summary

At the end of the Second World War, Germany lay at the mercy of its occupiers, all of whom launched programmes of scientific and technological exploitation. Each occupying nation sought to bolster their own armouries and industries with the spoils of war, and Britain was no exception. Shrouded in secrecy yet directed at the top levels of government, and driven by ingenuity from across the civil service and armed forces, Britain made exploitation a key priority. By examining factories and laboratories, confiscating prototypes and blueprints, and interrogating and even recruiting German experts, Britain sought to utilise the innovations of the last war to prepare for the next.

This ground-breaking book tells the full story of British exploitation for the first time, sheds new light on the legacies of the Second World War, and contributes to histories of intelligence, science, warfare, and power in the midst of the twentieth century.

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