Blackett's war: the men who defeated the Nazi u-boats and brought science to the art of warfare

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Documents the story of a small group of scientists who applied intellectual strategies to battle techniques and revolutionized the process of waging wars, citing the contributions of future Nobel winner Patrick Blackett.
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subject_facet Anti-submarine warfare -- History -- 20th Century, Blackett, P. M. S. -- (Patrick Maynard Stuart), -- Baron Blackett, -- 1897-1974, HISTORY / Military / World War II, History, History / Military / Strategy, TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Operations Research, World War, 1939-1945 -- Atlantic Ocean, World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations -- Submarine, World War, 1939-1945 -- Radar
title_display Blackett's war : the men who defeated the Nazi U-boats and brought science to the art of warfare
title_full Blackett's war : the men who defeated the Nazi U-boats and brought science to the art of warfare / Stephen Budiansky, Blackett's war : the men who defeated the Nazi u-boats and brought science to the art of warfare [electronic resource] / Stephen Budiansky
title_short Blackett's war :
title_sub the men who defeated the Nazi u-boats and brought science to the art of warfare
topic_facet Anti-submarine warfare, Blackett, P. M. S, History, Naval operations, Radar, Submarine, World War, 1939-1945