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Allied (US) Allied (UK) Allied (silver)

First US edn 1970. UK edn 1971. 'Silver edition' 1972.

Allied Secret Weapons: The War of Science,

160 pp,
ISBN 0-345-25892-4-250, New York: Ballantine, August 1970.

ISBN 0 356 03746, Macdonald editions for London, Australia,
South Africa, New Zealand, May 1971.

ISBN unknown, New York: Ballantine, August 1972.

Publisher's note:

"Mountbatten’s combined Operations Unit was described by critics as ‘the only lunntic asylum run by the inmates’. The flow of ideas from backroom inventors was one of the Allies’ most valuable reserves, from Barnes Wallis’s bouncing bombs to the noise-making decoys used to combat torpedoes.

With the single exception of the atomic bomb it would be an easy assumption to conclude that the Germans had a virtual monopoly of secret weapons in the Second World War. An over-easy assumption. The popular imagination is perhaps pardonably dominated by the drama of the A4 (V2) weapon programme - the practical starting point of today’s exploration of space - and the undeniable excellence of German creative engineering and inventiveness in the production of new and improved weapons of war. Indeed the companion volume in this series (German Secret Weapons), revealing the staggering panorama of Germany’ s secrets, might, taken alone, reinforce this idea. Brian Ford now tells the other side of the story."

Author's photo

Brian J Ford is 29 and is a well known scientist and writer. He has published many original scientific discoveries. In addition, he has made a detailed study of the progress of scientific research during the war years, and has uncovered many previously undiscovered documents.

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