Women of Intelligence

Women of Intelligence

Winning the Second World War With Air Photos

eBook - 2012
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The Women of Intelligence is a fascinating exploration of the secret war work carried out by women, including Churchill's daughter, during World War II. This book includes many previously unpublished photographs and entertaining interviews. During World War II an ornate Victorian mansion, overlooking the River Thames at Medmenham, in Buckinghamshire, was the Headquarters of the Allied Central Interpretation Unit. It was here that the air photography, obtained by reconnaissance aircraft flying over the whole of enemy and occupied Europe, was analyzed by Photographic Interpreters: the Intelligence produced from their reports influenced virtually every Allied operation planned and carried out during the war. An analytical mind, curiosity, the ability to search for clues, and recognize the unusual were essential qualities for the Interpreters and found in men and women from scientific and artistic backgrounds. Women made up half of the work force, as every aspect of enemy activity was watched and analyzed. The Women of Intelligence explores the wartime life and work of the women of Medmenham--in their own words.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2012]
ISBN: 9780752486512
Branch Call Number: 940.5486 Ha
Description: 1 online resource (160 pages)
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)


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