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North American Aviation plant in Inglewood, CA assembling the cowling on a P-51 Mustang, circa 1942 (http://atomictoasters.com/page/241).

Engineers of victoryThe history of World War II is often told as a succession of battles seen through the eyes of each sides’ great generals or politicians.

But the victories of the soldiers owed a lot to the “problem-solvers” and the technologies and tactics they developed to overcome great battlefield problems: how to get convoys safely across the Atlantic, how to win command of the air, how to stop a blitzkrieg, how to seize an enemy shore, how to defeat the “tyranny of distance.”

In Engineers of victoryPaul Kennedy analyses the conflict from the perspective of these engineers without whom victory would have not been possible (940.54 KEN).


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