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The Devices of War

By Kemp, Norman
1956, T Werner Laurie Ltd
Hardcover, 232 pages, 13 b&w photos

Descripton: This book revealed the human story behind some of the inventions considered by the British Royal Commission on Awards to Inventors. From concept to reality and the stuggle to acceptance and adoption. From Blurb: "Over a thousand claims were considered and they ranged from Mulberry Harbour, Pluto (the pipeline under the ocean), the Whittle jet engine and Radar, to minor technical inventions such as improved parachutes or a new design of motor torpedo boat." Of interest to is the story of the invention of the Leigh Light, the story of HMS Shakespeare and her unbreakable batteries, and perhaps most importantly the commissioning of the Menestheus, the world's first brewery afloat.