Ford, Brian J. Introduction by Barrie Pitt.
Title ALLIED SECRET WEAPONS: THE WAR OF SCIENCE. BALLANTINE'S ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF WORLD WAR II. WEAPONS BOOK NO. 19.
Publisher Ballantine, New York, 1971, first printing.
Seller ID 25262
160 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, maps. "Mountbatten's Combined Operations Unit was described by critics as 'the only lunatic asylum run by the inmates'. The flow of ideas from backroom inventors was one of the Allies most valuable reserves, from Barnes Wallis's bouncing bombs to the noise-making decoys used to combat torpedoes." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, small paper loss at bottom of spine, two very small corner creases, very light rubbing, very light browning to edges of text block, very faint creases on spine. Very Good-