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Week 4 Notes - Preparing for World War II 16:01:00 ←...

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Unformatted text preview: Preparing for World War II 22/10/2007 16:01:00 ← World War II • Planes and bombing ← ← Introduction • Timeline o See PowerPoint ← Science and War • Science depicted as… o Objective pursuit of knowledge o Humane effort • War depicted as… o Destructive power • Main Questions o How have scientists made their way into the war? o What does their involvement tell us about science and war? o How has the mobilisation of scientists affected both science and the military and their interrelationships? ← Active mobilization • Involvement of scientists in WWI o Chemists: wanted to fulfill big ambitions about their place in society • Resistance to Demobilization after WWI o Chemists tried to enlist army for their campaign to sve Chemical Warfare Service Emphasize use in future wars Emphasize peace-time uses Ex: pesticides and teargas o Other institutions created during the war survived demobilization Ex: Aeronautics & Navy scientific advisory boards Ex: National Reaserch Council o Fuller use of scientific resources advocated • Mobilization supported by both political sides o … • Scientific Register o …? • Science at War o Tots and Quots …? Science In War ← Radar and OR • Radar o … o Protect Britain from Nazi air attacks? o Cavity Magnetron Single most important invention in history of radar Allowed radar to detect much smaller objects Given as part of a gift of inventions to USA in 1940 to convince USA to start production and enter the war o Sunday Soviets Mixture of civilians and military...
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course HIST 3C taught by Professor Porter during the Spring '07 term at UCLA.

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Week 4 Notes - Preparing for World War II 16:01:00 ←...

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