Top Secret Exchange: The Tizard Mission and the Scientific War
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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The Problem with Quid Pro Quo
An Irrevocable Decision
The Mission Begins
The Transformation of American Science
The Mission and Canada
Aftermath of the Mission
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