chapter  1
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The mobilisation of science and science-based technology during the Second World War: A comparative history


Science during the Second World War is a large topic that has received a lot of attention from historians, but the coverage has been uneven.1 While some subjects have been studied in detail, others have barely been touched, and there is still much to discover or reinterpret. This essay will try to use as broad a brush as possible in order to set the stage for other chapters in this book as well as to give the reader a sense of the scope of the subject.