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Author Hall, Charlie, 1991- author

Title British exploitation of German science and technology, 1943-1949
Published London : Routledge, 2019
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Description 1 online resource
Series Routledge studies in Second World War history
Routledge studies in Second World War history.
Contents The scientific war -- The origins of exploitation -- Exploitation in earnest -- The spoils of war -- Exploiting expertise -- The brain drain -- Allies and rivals -- A new adversary -- Exploitation and the occupation -- Exploitation in context
Summary "At the end of the Second World War, Germany lay at the mercy of its occupiers, all of whom launched programmes of scientific and technological exploitation. Each occupying nation sought to bolster their own armouries and industries with the spoils of war, and Britain was no exception. Shrouded in secrecy yet directed at the top levels of government, and driven by ingenuity from across the civil service and armed forces, Britain made exploitation a key priority. By examining factories and laboratories, confiscating prototypes and blueprints, and interrogating and even recruiting German experts, Britain sought to utilise the innovations of the last war to prepare for the next. This ground-breaking book tells the full story of British exploitation for the first time, sheds new light on the legacies of the Second World War, and contributes to histories of intelligence, science, warfare, and power in the midst of the twentieth century"-- Provided by publisher
Notes Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Kent, 2017
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Charlie Hall is Associate Lecturer in History at the University of Kent
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed January 17, 2019)
Subject Military research -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Technology transfer -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Technology transfer -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Science.
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