The Secret War, Gerald Pawle

The Secret War, 1939–1945
Gerald Pawle

An account of the Royal Navy’s Directorate of Miscellaneous Weapon Development, the department responsible for testing and developing the ideas for new weapons for WW2 From the ‘Holman Projector’ (which threw a Mills bomb hand grenade at attacking aircraft) to the ‘Hedgehog’ anti-submarine bomb thrower (which replaced the depth charge) and the ‘Swiss Roll’ floating roadway used at Normandy. The engineer Lt. Cdr. Nevil Shute Norway (later to become a well known novelist) was a member of that Directorate and wrote the foreword,.

Hardback with dust jacket in cellophane cover. Very good condition.

297 pages
Black and white photographs throughout
147 mm x 215 mm (6 in x 8.5 in)
1956?, George G Harrap & Co Ltd


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Weight .7 kg
Dimensions 32 × 24 × 3 cm