Franklin

British exploitation of German science and technology, 1943-1949 / harlie Hall.

Author/Creator:
Hall, Charlie, 1991- author.
Publication:
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019.
Series:
Routledge studies in Second World War history
Routledge studies in Second World War history
Format/Description:
Book
xiv, 276 pages ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
World War (1939-1945)
World War, 1939-1945 -- Science.
Technology transfer -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Technology transfer -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Military research -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Military research.
Science.
Technology transfer.
Germany.
Great Britain.
Form/Genre:
History.
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"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
The scientific war
The origins of exploitation
Exploitation in earnest
The spoils of war
Exploiting expertise
The brain drain
Allies and rivals
A new adversary
Exploitation and the occupation
Exploitation in context.
Notes:
Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Kent, 2017.
Includes bibliography and index.
Other format:
ebook version :
ISBN:
9780815358381
0815358385
9781351122559
9781351122535 (ePub ebook)
9781351122542 (PDF ebook)
9781351122528 (Mobipocket ebook)
OCLC:
1074291539
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