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Downing, Taylor, Secret Warriors: The Spies, Scientists, & Code-Breakers of WW1

A startling and vivid account of World War I that uncovers how wartime code-breaking, aeronautics, and scientific research laid the foundation for much of the innovations of the twentieth century.
Secret Warriors provides an invaluable and fresh history of WW1, and reveals the unknown side of this tragic conflict.
"An ingenious history. Completely engrossing." Publishers Weekly (starred review)


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