Secret Warriors: The Spies, Scientists and Code Breakers of World War I

Secret Warriors The Spies Scientists and Code Breakers of World War I World War I is often viewed as a war fought by armies of millions living and fighting in trenches aided by brutal machinery that cost the lives of many But behind all of this an intellectual war was

  • Title: Secret Warriors: The Spies, Scientists and Code Breakers of World War I
  • Author: Taylor Downing
  • ISBN: 9781605986944
  • Page: 477
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Secret Warriors: The Spies, Scientists and Code Breakers of World War I

    World War I is often viewed as a war fought by armies of millions living and fighting in trenches, aided by brutal machinery that cost the lives of many But behind all of this an intellectual war was also being fought between engineers, chemists, code breakers, physicists, doctors, mathematicians, and intelligence gatherers This hidden war was to make a positive and lastWorld War I is often viewed as a war fought by armies of millions living and fighting in trenches, aided by brutal machinery that cost the lives of many But behind all of this an intellectual war was also being fought between engineers, chemists, code breakers, physicists, doctors, mathematicians, and intelligence gatherers This hidden war was to make a positive and lasting contribution to how war was conducted on land, at sea, and in the air, and most importantly, life at home Secret Warriors provides an invaluable and fresh history of the World War I, profiling a number of the key incidents and figures which lead to great leaps forward for the twentieth century Told in a lively and colorful narrative style, Secret Warriors reveals the unknown side of this tragic conflict.

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    1. Peter Mcloughlin

      Very enjoyable work but the title is misleading it should read something like "British Technology in World War I". Still it is fascinating to see the first war where science was really organized for the war effort and contributed a great deal to the outcome of the war. Be it medicine and poison gas, or radio and aeroplanes and tanks or psychology and propaganda. Technology was probably for the first time one of the main if not the main determining factor in the outcome of the first world war. Re [...]

    2. Adam Christian Smith

      An interesting and well detailed book on all the things that go into a successful war effort - during a time of great advancements in science and propaganda techniques.

    3. Jimmy

      This work is about how the Great War/World War One was a different military conflict than the wars that came before it since it was a war in which the world entered a new age with modern warfare. I think the author presented his case quite persuasively with his focus being primarily on the British then German and French developments in the Western front. I enjoyed this work in audio book format and found that the work overall was informative and interesting. It was also read in such a way that h [...]

    4. Phil

      I’ve never really known why there are not more well-written histories of World War 1. Other than Barbara Tuchman and John Eisenhower, I am not familiar with any historians dealing with this war to end all wars.So, when a book comes along on the subject I am always anxious to read it. This one is a very fine book indeed and covers all the areas of the war that science played an important part.The books starts with a very ingenious move by the British. War has just been declared between Germany [...]

    5. Todd Stockslager

      Review Title : The British Greatest Generation behind the lines Not every soldier carries a rifle, and not every battle is won on the front lines. Taylor Downing tells the story about these behind the lines British heroes from World War I. He sets out to correct the focus, then and now a century later, on the men in the trenches on the Western front. Downing organizes the history into aviation engineering, intelligence and cryptography, chemical and ballistics engineering, physical and mental me [...]

    6. Rob Kitchin

      The British Army and Navy were deeply conservative institutions going into the First World War. Much of their technology and strategies were firmly rooted in the nineteenth century. The political realm and universities were not much different, with science and engineering held in relative disdain. Over the course of the war the thinking and tactics of the establishment were altered by a range of scientists, medics, journalists and writers who sought to aid Britain in its pursuit of victory. In S [...]

    7. Alger

      Okay, look again at the title and tell me how this title maps to this beginner's guide to early twentieth century technology. The premise, I believe, is that these were the key innovations that made WWI unlike any war that came before and they were closely held national secrets. I wanted a book on the intelligence services of the war and got a refresher in the history of the British aviation industry instead. Okay so the title is misleading, I would put that down to the editor and enjoy the book [...]

    8. Charlene

      Read for research for something I'm working on. This book covers a broad range of aspects, from code-breaking (nice intro to the doings in Rm 40) to the chemistry behind gas attacks, as well as medical and psychological (shell shock, etc) advances made during WWI. A chapter on the use of photography during the war for areal reconnaissance and propaganda (in news reels) was particularly interesting .

    9. Jessica

      I really wanted to like this book, but I couldn't finish it. It is an interesting subject, but is really poorly written. There are a lot of interesting details with no evidence given (for example, one person's hesitancy to use the abbreviation "WC" in regards to his work), as well as a lot of emotional, over-the-top language. If you aren't looking for solid, detailed history work and want to read something more casual, then this book wouldn't be so bad. The author also sometimes uses British ter [...]

    10. Ron

      Taylor Downing does a nice job of summarizing how scientists, code breakers, and medical personnel influenced the British war effort in WW I. He provides chapters on technological progress in aeronautical vehicles, cryptography, development of tanks and other weapons followed by chapters on medical services (physical and mental), and finishes with a chapter on propaganda. He also develops a claim that success in WW II was only possible due to scientists and others who had developed the technolog [...]

    11. Kirsty Holloway

      This book provides the reader with a unique insight into the challenges of the first world war. Taylor as carefully considered and comprehensively researched all of the issues that came with fighting a modern war. In order to be able to win the war the allied generals had to accept the help of civilians. These civilians provided them with knowledge of medical advances, intelligence gathering developments and the need for propaganda during the fighting. This is truly a fascinating read.

    12. Roy Szweda

      Engaging account even if you thought you knew a lot about the Great War and lead up to WW2. Covers key areas of who did what and how with firsthand accounts and bios of all the key people. Quite an eye opener on things like chemical warfare, propaganda and spies. It all started here. the 20th century would never be the same. Shall be looking for other books by this author who provides readable, accessible accounts of the things that matter.

    13. Michelle

      Very interesting. Not especially scintillating writing, but the fascinating stuff comes through--the aviators, scientists, codebreakers, doctors, propaganda masters operating behind the scenes as all parts of life were brought into WWI. Only minimal info on other countries like France and the US--almost all the stories centered on Britain. Which is OK, it was interesting and while I knew some of this, I did not know that, for example, Reuters sent out British-prepared propaganda stories.

    14. Mark Mortensen

      I found the book to be more about scientists and inventors behind the Great War frontlines than the subtitle: “The Spies, Scientists, and Code Breakers of World War I”. Furthermore much of the British author’s book pertained to British secret warriors. Still, for someone who enjoys WWI research I appreciated the information.

    15. Amy

      Basic overview of the topics of airplanes, code-breaking, scientific advancement, and propaganda during World War II. Worth reading for the overview, though I have read better books in early flight (which covered from the Wright Brothers to WWI).

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