The Ordnance Department

Title:                      The Ordnance Department

Author:                  Constance McLaughlin

Green, Constance McLaughlin (1955), Harry C. Thomson, and Peter C. Roots. The Ordnance Department: Planning Munitions for War. Department of the Army; Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office

LCCN:    55060000

D769 .A533

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Date Posted:      April 29, 2016

Reviewed by Paul W. Blackstock and Frank L. Schaf[1]

One of the few official histories of World War II to give significant attention to the role of technical intelligence. Provides insights into the importance of technical intelligence in weapons design and also in providing protection against enemy weapons fire. Also reveals something of the organization of the Ordnance Corps for technical intelligence, and describes some of the joint and combined technical intelligence committees that sprang into being. Chapters 7 and 9, dealing with technical intelligence, are of special interest.

[1] Blackstock, Paul W. (1978) and Frank L. Schaf, Jr. Intelligence, Espionage, Counterespionage, And Covert Operations: A Guide to Information Sources. Detroit: Gale Research Co., p. 109

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