Warriors and Wizards

The Development and Defeat of Radio-Controlled Glide Bombs of the Third Reich
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Published:October 15, 2010
By Martin J. Bollinger (Author)

In August 1943, the Luftwaffe began using radio-controlled anti-ship glide bombs and within weeks they had sunk one battleship, crippled another, wrecked two cruisers, and destroyed numerous merchant ships. Yet, a year later the Germans abandoned their use, defeated by scientists who developed electronic systems to jam the radio links that guided the bombs. Drawing on a wealth of new sources, Martin Bollinger examines what happened from both a historical and technological perspective and lays out a mission-by-mission analysis of effectiveness. Based on interviews with participants, intelligence documents, and archival records in four countries, his book chronicles the yearlong battle between the Allied seamen (the warriors) and the scientists (the wizards) for a story of courage, technical achievement, and sacrifice.

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Product Details
  • Subject: World War II
  • Hardback : 320 pages
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (October 15, 2010)
  • ISBN-10: 1591140676
  • ISBN-13: 9781591140672
  • Product Dimensions: 6 X 9 in
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Martin J. Bollinger has been a management consultant in the aerospace and defense industry for more than twenty-five years. A resident of Baltimore, MD, he is also the author of Warriors and Wizards.

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