Secret Location

Secret Location : A Witness to the Birth of Radar and its Postwar Influence

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In a letter to one of the scientists at the Telecommunication Research Establishment written immediately after VE Day, Sir Stafford Cripps wrote 'I do not hesitate to say that without your team we should certainly not be celebrating the victory in Europe - yet - and probably never'. TRE was responsible for the development of radar that contributed hugely to winning the Battle of the Atlantic, the Battle of Britain - indeed influenced practically every facet of the Allied war effort. Ian Goult was there as part of the team and he describes the extraordinary work done by the boffins at Bawdsey Manor, Swanage and Malvern. Postwar, his work included such key projects as 'autoland', GPWS (Ground Proximity Warning System) and radar systems for the Blackburn Buccaneer and the Vulcan. Ian also provides here a handy 'one-stop' history of the development of radar for the layman, alongside his own fascinating story.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 124 x 192 x 14mm | 181.44g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752457764
  • 9780752457765
  • 584,620

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About Ian Goult

Ian Goultjoined TRE when he was16 as a lab assistant and waslater promoted to technical assistant. He saw firsthand the development and utilization of radar in World War II. After the War he had a long career in radar and military electronic surveillance. He is the author of "Vapour Trails.""

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