Get the hidden stories of World War II, from classified weapons programs and top-secret technology to covert operations and clandestine missions from both the Allied and Axis sides.
World War II in Secret profiles the many undisclosed and secretive stories of World War II, complete with copious illustrations and photographs drawn from the archives of all the major Allied and Axis powers. Espionage, radio, radar, and codes technology, resistance movements and saboteurs, weapons programs, camouflage and suberterfuge, and covert operations are all explored and uncovered to their smallest detail.
Many techniques and technologies were either created or perfected during World War II. Many, such as the German use of blitzkrieg, radar, a human torpedo, the Enigma code, Barnes Wallis' bouncing bombs, soldiers on steroids, armies on amphetamines, America's Nisei, Project Z, Operation Bagration, the Double Cross, ghost armies, V weapons, the Wunderwaffen, and the Manhattan Project changed the course of world history forever. Award-winning military history author Gavin Mortimer explains them all, along with a few that didn't work at all, such as the Great Panjandrum and the Giant Dart.
Explore the mysteries and secrets of World War II from both sides!
Gavin Mortimer is a best-selling author and an award-winning historian whose versatile narrative nonfiction books have been published in the United States and Great Britain.
He is the author of Merrill's Marauders (Zenith Press, 2013), which profiles the American jungle fighters who fought a brutal campaign against the Japanese in Burma in 1944 and was seen on the CBS network during its coverage of Veterans Day 2013.
Mortimer's other recent title is The History of the Special Boat Squadron in World War 2, an Amazon bestseller that was featured prominently in the Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mirror, the latter praising it as a "remarkable" account of the wartime SBS.
Mortimer is also the author of The First Eagles, to be released in the summer of 2014, which is a compelling account of the American pilots who flew with the Royal Air Force in World War I.