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This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: The story of Churchill's personal weapons development department, staffed by ingenious boffins, who developed numerous innovative weapons that helped win the war. Codice inventario libreria

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Riassunto: The inside story of one of the most famous of all the 'back rooms' of the Second World War - and of the men and women who worked for it. Conceived by Winston Churchill to circumvent the delays, frustrations and inefficiencies of the service ministries, Department M.D.1. earned from its detractors the sobriquet 'Winston Churchill's Toyshop', yet from a tiny underground workshop housed in the cellars of the London offices of Radio Normandie in Portland Place, and subsequently from the 'stockbroker Tudor' of a millionaire's country mansion in Buckinghamshire, came an astonishing array of secret weapons ranging from the 'sticky bomb' and 'limpet mine' to giant bridge-carrying assault tanks, as well as the PIAT, a tank-destroying, hand-held mortar.Written by Colonel Stuart Macrae, who helped found M.D.1. and was its second-in-command throughout its life, the story is told of this relatively unknown establishment and the weapons it developed which helped destroy innumerable enemy tanks, aircraft and ships.

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"The author deploys his insider knowledge and very funny sense of humor to trace the relatively unknown operations history and accomplishments in this engaging book. "Toy Solder and Model Figure

L'autore: Colonel Stuart Macrae was an engineering boffin who was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time at the start of the Second World War. As the editor of the magazine Armchair Science, he was phoned up by the War Dept and asked to join its ranks as a developer of weapons. This he took to with enthusiasm, helping develop such weapons as the Limpet mines used successfully by the X-men and Charioteers to sink many German ships, as well as fuses and other weapons of war. It was his organisational skills which helped MIR grow to become a major weapons producer for all sectors of the Armed Forces.

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Descrizione libro Amberley Publishing, United Kingdom, 2011. Soft cover. Condizione libro: As New. New edition. New edition.. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 320 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . An excellent copy and is in AS NEW condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages are missing from the book. The spine of the book is in great condition and the cover is unmarked. It has no signs of previous use. Items are shipped same day or next business day and are shipped directly from our Australian address. SYNOPSIS: The inside story of one of the most famous of all the back rooms of the Second World War and of the men and women who worked for it. Conceived by Winston Churchill to circumvent the delays, frustrations and inefficiencies of the service ministries, Department M.D.1. earned from its detractors the sobriquet Winston Churchill s Toyshop, yet from a tiny underground workshop housed in the cellars of the London offices of Radio Normandie in Portland Place, and subsequently from the stockbroker Tudor of a millionaire s country mansion in Buckinghamshire, came an astonishing array of secret weapons ranging from the sticky bomb and limpet mine to giant bridge-carrying assault tanks, as well as the PIAT, a tank-destroying, hand-held mortar. Written by Colonel Stuart Macrae, who helped found M.D.1. and was its second-in-command throughout its life, the story is told of this relatively unknown establishment and the weapons it developed which helped destroy innumerable enemy tanks, aircraft and ships. Quantity Available: 1. Category: World War II; Britain/UK; ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9781445603704. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 0001297. Codice libro della libreria 0001297

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