Books Worth Reading: Most Secret War
(This is the beginning of a series of blog posts on books that aren't as well known, have an odd topic niche and represent the awesomeness of human ingenuity.)
Most Secret War is a book by Reginald Jones about scientific intelligence in the Second World War. One of the inspirations (along with Robert Watson-Watt) for Ian Fleming's James Bond Character Q, Reginald role was to look over incoming intelligence reports for actionable scientific tidbits. This led to serious electronic warfare actions such as the Battle of the Beams where the British attempted to jam the German bomber radio navigation signals, the intercept of the German radar station reports during the Battle of Britain and the, at times comical, corruption of German night fighter radio channels.