Secret Warriors

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Secret Warriors

Key Scientists, Code Breakers, and Propagandists of the Great War

Taylor Downing, Derek Perkins


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A startling and vivid account of World War I, Secret Warriors uncovers how wartimecode-breaking, aeronautics, and scientific research laid the foundation for manyof the innovations of the twentieth century.

World War I is often viewed as a war fought by armies ofmillions living and fighting in trenches, aided by brutal machinery that costthe lives of many. But behind all of this an intellectual war was also beingfought between engineers, chemists, code-breakers, physicists, doctors,mathematicians, and intelligence gatherers. This hidden war was to make apositive and lasting contribution to how war was conducted on land, at sea, andin the air and, most importantly, to life at home.

Secret Warriorsprovides an invaluable and fresh history of World War I, profiling a numberof the key incidents and figures that led to great leaps forward for thetwentieth century. Told in a lively and colorful narrative style, Secret Warriors reveals the unknown sideof this tragic conflict.