Winning the Radar War, 1987, by Jack Nissen and A. W. Cockerill, hardcover, with dust jacket, published by Macmillan of Canada, 224 pages.
From the dust jacket -----
The Second World War was the first "technological war", and no technology was more important in winning that war than radar. The British desperately needed a tool that would warn of bombing or U-boat attacks. Here, for the first time, is the complete drama of the secret race to develop radar, told in the words of one of the key players.
In 1937, Jack Nissen, a young Cockney with a genius for electronics, was recruited by the British Air Ministry to work on the even newer development of radar technology.
This is the suspense-filled story of the experiments, the inventive breakthroughs, the electronic eavesdropping, and the sheer good luck that sometimes determined the outcome.
Nissen, sent to operate the prototype radar installation at Bolt Head, discovered a way to use radar to guide fighter pilots directly, rather than just to detect enemy aircraft. He used his "secret" to circumvent central Bomber Command, and was caught, suspected of being a spy. But his brilliant idea was soon seen as the key needed to scramble fighters more quickly, and he was sent to build a new type of radar station on the south coast.
In 1942 Nissen volunteered for a dangerous commando mission to obtain German radar equipment at Dieppe so the British could determine how to jam it in preparation for the huge invasion being planned. Because of the invaluable knowledge he carried, he was assigned a bodyguard - South Saskatchewan Rifles - who had orders to kill him if he fell into enemy hands.
Nissen and one Canadian were the only survivors of the special group. But what he found out during that dreadful mission went a long way towards making D-Day and the eventual liberation of Europe possible.
The contents include -----
Chapter One Recruit to Secrecy
Chapter Two Pre-War British Radar
Chapter Three Pre-War German Radar
Chapter Four The Outbreak of War
Chapter Five A Scottish Testing-Ground
Chapter Six Deception and Interception
Chapter Seven Radar and the Battle of Britain
Chapter Eight The Tizard Mission to Ottawa and Washington
Chapter Nine Ghost Station
Chapter Ten Night Attacks
Chapter Eleven Navigational Radar - The Tide Turns
Chapter Twelve "Jubilee"
Chapter Thirteen Freya
Chapter Fourteen Dieppe Post-Mortem The Tide Builds
Chapter Fifteen D-Day
This book is in a very good condition with edge wear to the cover and to the upper and lower edges of the dust jacket, with a former owner's sticker on the third page in the book, and with no other writing or marks in the book.
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