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A very interesting look at some of the "secret" areas of World War 1 which are now gaining much more attention due the anniversary. It was still full of some very interesting information and would be well worth a read for anyone with even a passing interest in WW1.
The only let down was the ending which consisted of listing the key individuals mentioned in the book with a little personal history. However this does become a bit monotonous and hard to remember who was who. This did result in a feeling that the book was just drifting towards and ending rather then reaching a firm and well rounded close.
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What there is of this book is certainly interesting. However, there's a lot missing. For instance, the focus is mostly on British scientific work, with very little German or other nations involved. There's no mention of the development of aerial bombing, one of the most important developments of WW1 in terms of its impact on future wars; no real discussion of Zeppelins. And the discussion of medical developments, whilst interesting, felt overly detailed in a work of primarily military history.
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