Top Secret Exchange: The Tizard Mission and the Scientific War

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, May 28, 1996 - Political Science - 272 pages
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Zimmerman traces the early development of the mission from Britain's initial attempts at technical cooperation in World War I and unsuccessful efforts to restart it in the late 1930s. He highlights Winston Churchill's prominent, yet remarkably inconsistent, role in the story and the often tumultuous diplomatic relations with the Roosevelt administration. Among the secrets Britain revealed was the cavity magnetron, which made microwave radar possible.
  

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Contents

Introduction
3
The Problem with Quid Pro Quo
25
Hills Mission
49
An Irrevocable Decision
71
The Mission Begins
96
The Transformation of American Science
130
The Mission and Canada
154
Aftermath of the Mission
167
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David Zimmerman is associate professor of military history at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada.

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