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British Technology and the Second World War

Catalog description

British science and technology was instrumental in winning the Second World War. This course looks at several different technological innovations undertaken in Britain in the context of the wartime period: the breaking of the German Enigma code at Bletchley Park (which Winston Churchill credited with having won the Battle of the Atlantic), the development of radar, the advances in wartime medicine and pharmacology (most notably, the first practical uses of penicillin), and the participation by British scientists in the Manhattan Project. The course will explore the underlying scientific principles at a level that should be accessible to students with no college-level background in science.

Student projects

  Battle of Britain
  Fire bombing
  Fighting vehicles
  Psychological warfare
  Chemichal/biological warfare
  Women in WW2
  Jet airplanes
Last modified on Wed Mar 26 14:16:35 2008 by eroberts