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    Instruments of Darkness: The History of Electronic Warfare,1939-1945 (Hardback) By (author) Dr. Alfred Price

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    DescriptionThe rapid evolution of radio and radar systems for military use during World War II, and devices to counter them, led to a technological battle that neither the Axis nor the Allied powers could afford to lose. The result was a continual series of thrusts, parries and counter-thrusts, as first one side then the other sought to wrest the initiative in the struggle to control the other. This was a battle fought with strange-sounding weapons: 'Freya', 'Mandrel', 'Boozer' and 'Window'. It was a battle characterised by the bravery, self-sacrifice and skill of those who took part in it. During the war, however, and for many years after, electronic-warfare systems and their employment during the conflict remained closely guarded military secrets. When that veil of secrecy was finally lifted, the technicalities of the subject helped ensure that it remained beyond the reach of lay researchers and readers. Alfred Price, an aircrew officer with the RAF where he flew with V-Force and specialized in electronic warfare and air fighting tactics, was both inspired by the subject and in the unique position to lift the lid on this largely unexplored aspect of World War II. When it was first published in 1967, Instruments of Darkness came to be regarded as a standard reference work on this intriguing subject. Since its initial appearance, it has been expanded as important additional material has become available. This completely revised edition ends with the Japanese surrender in August 1945 and brings the analysis fully up to date in the light of what we now know.


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    Title
    Instruments of Darkness
    Subtitle
    The History of Electronic Warfare,1939-1945
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dr. Alfred Price
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 242 mm
    Height: 161 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 572 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781853676161
    ISBN 10: 1853676160
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, JWG
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JWM
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: D
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Libri: I-HM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17470
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100
    DC22: 940.5485
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: TJKD
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    DC22: 940.5/485
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    16ill.7M.
    Publisher
    GREENHILL BOOKS
    Imprint name
    GREENHILL BOOKS
    Publication date
    01 March 2005
    Publication City/Country
    London