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Published by Pen and Sword Books Ltd New Book. Shipped from UK. Established seller since Seller Inventory GB More information about this seller Contact this seller 8. More information about this seller Contact this seller 9. About this Item: Paperback. The rapid evolution of radio and radar systems for military use during the Second World War, and devices to counter them, led to a technological battle that neither the Axis nor the Allied. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.

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The rapid evolution of radio and radar systems for military use during World War II, and devices to counter them, led to a technological battle that neither the Axis nor the Allied powers could afford to lose. The result was a continual series of thrusts, parries, and counter-thrusts, as first one side then the other sought to wrest the initiative in the struggle to control the ether. This was a battle fought with strange-sounding weapons-"Freya," "Mandrel," "Boozer," and "Window"-and characterized by the bravery, self-sacrifice, and skill of those who took part in it.

During the war, however, and for many years after, electronic-warfare systems and their employment during the conflict remained closely guarded military secrets. When that veil of secrecy was finally lifted, the technicalities of the subject helped ensure that it remained beyond the reach of many lay researchers and readers.

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Polly —captured the frustrations of lower- and middle-class existence, even though he relieved his accounts with many comic touches. In Anna of the Five Towns , Arnold Bennett detailed the constrictions of provincial life among the self-made business classes in the area of England known as the Potteries; in The Man of Property , the first volume of The Forsyte Saga , Galsworthy described the destructive possessiveness of the professional bourgeoisie; and, in Where Angels Fear to Tread and The Longest Journey , E.

Forster portrayed with irony the insensitivity, self-repression, and philistinism of the English middle classes. These novelists, however, wrote more memorably when they allowed themselves a larger perspective. Nevertheless, even as they perceived the difficulties of the present, most Edwardian novelists, like their counterparts in the theatre, held firmly to the belief not only that constructive change was possible but also that this change could in some measure be advanced by their writing.

Other writers, including Thomas Hardy and Rudyard Kipling , who had established their reputations during the previous century, and Hilaire Belloc , G. Chesterton , and Edward Thomas , who established their reputations in the first decade of the new century, were less confident about the future and sought to revive the traditional forms—the ballad , the narrative poem, the satire , the fantasy , the topographical poem, and the essay—that in their view preserved traditional sentiments and perceptions. The revival of traditional forms in the late 19th and early 20th century was not a unique event.

There were many such revivals during the 20th century, and the traditional poetry of A. Housman whose book A Shropshire Lad , originally published in , enjoyed huge popular success during World War I , Walter de la Mare , John Masefield , Robert Graves , and Edmund Blunden represents an important and often neglected strand of English literature in the first half of the century.

The most significant writing of the period, traditionalist or modern, was inspired by neither hope nor apprehension but by bleaker feelings that the new century would witness the collapse of a whole civilization. The new century had begun with Great Britain involved in the South African War the Boer War; — , and it seemed to some that the British Empire was as doomed to destruction, both from within and from without, as had been the Roman Empire. In his poems on the South African War, Hardy whose achievement as a poet in the 20th century rivaled his achievement as a novelist in the 19th questioned simply and sardonically the human cost of empire building and established a tone and style that many British poets were to use in the course of the century, while Kipling, who had done much to engender pride in empire, began to speak in his verse and short stories of the burden of empire and the tribulations it would bring.

No one captured the sense of an imperial civilization in decline more fully or subtly than the expatriate American novelist Henry James. In The Portrait of a Lady , he had briefly anatomized the fatal loss of energy of the English ruling class and, in The Princess Casamassima , had described more directly the various instabilities that threatened its paternalistic rule.

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