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Bow and Arrow War

From FANY to Radar in World War II

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Bow and Arrow War by Marjorie Inkster
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This is the story of a 19 year-old who joined the FANY then trained as a radar mechanic during the 1939-45 war. From 1943 she was a radar maintenance officer on London gun-sites, including Hampstead, Primrose Hill and Mill Hill. The work entailed taking responsibility for a group of REME craftsmen and NCOs and gives a detailed account of life in the Little Blitz of Autumn 1943 to May 1944. There is a lively description of the gun sites, the people working on them and in the Officers' Mess, of daily work practices, air-raids and history of the fast development of army radar. There are insights into difficulties of planning and execution. Also there is praise for the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers in workshops, without whom no guns could have fired in our defence. In histories of AA Command, their work goes for the most part unmentioned.
Release date NZ
December 1st, 2005
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
27 illustrations
Imprint
Brewin Books
Pages
112
ISBN-13
9781858582801
Product ID
1828967

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