World War Two in Secret explores of the hidden stories behind a war of top-secret technology.
- Author: Gavin Mortimer
- Publisher: Exisle Publishing
- RRP: Hardback: $39.99
World War II was a conflict of tanks, ships and aircraft, fought across the globe from the icy waters of the north Atlantic to the steaming jungles of south-east Asia.
It was a war that called for the most basic of battlefield requirements – raw courage.
But World War II was also a war of top-secret technology.
The conflict began with Polish horsemen attacking German tanks and ended with the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
From bouncing bombs to atomic bombs, from SOE to SAS and from radar to Enigma code-breaking machines, Wold War Two in Secret lifts the lid on all the crafty, cunning and covert aspects of the war, explaining the thinking behind their creation and the influence of top-secret weapons and strategies.
Dozens of eye-catching photographs have been drawn from the archives compiled by all the major fighting powers, accompanied by illuminating text.
Inspiring and informative chapters follow the arc of the Axis attack, the turning of the tide, and the war going global, while placing special focus on crucial World War II operations — for example, the secret war at sea, the role of the special forces in north Africa, the blitz and the radar race.