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He will have to be Sir Lawrence: World War Two

Graeme K. Hunter

in Light is a Messenger: The Life and Science of William Lawrence Bragg

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198529217
eISBN:
9780191712937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529217.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter focuses on the experiences of William Lawrence Bragg during World War II. Bragg became directly involved in war-work in the autumn of 1940, when he was asked by the Ministry of Supply ... More


Lord Beaverbrook, RDX, and the Ministry of Supply

Colin F. Baxter

in The Secret History of RDX: The Super-Explosive that Helped Win World War II

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813175287
eISBN:
9780813175294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175287.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

By the spring of 1940, Germany had won an overwhelming victory. The battle for France was lost, and in the summer of 1940 the Battle of Britain raged between the Luftwaffe and “The Few” for supremacy ... More


India’s Fateful Hour

Elizabeth Hamilton

in The Feringhees: Sir Robert and Sir William — Two Europeans in India: Volume 2: The Straight Race

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199460113
eISBN:
9780199086474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199460113.003.0021
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

The chapter opens with the assassination of Sir Michael O’Dwyer in London and Sir William’s lucky escape. He joins a Ministry of Supply Mission that travels out to stimulate the manufacture of ... More


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