The history of Special Operations Executive (SOE) seems to spring a never-ending run of surprises, and here are some more.
This book explores the mysterious world of the tools SOE used for their missions of subversion and sabotage.
An often grim reality is confronted that is more akin with the world of James Bond and Q's workshop than previously believed.
Written by two scientists, one of whom served in the SOE and one who was tasked with clearing up after it was disbanded; their insider knowledge presents a clear account of the way in which SOE's inventors worked.
From high explosive technology to chemical and biological devices; from the techniques of air supply to incendiarism; from camouflage to underwater warfare; and from radio communications to weaponry.
SOE: The Scientific Secrets is a revelation about the tools that allowed the murky world of spying and spies to operate during wartime.