The Greenie

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Combining an engaging narrative style with a deep understanding of the technology, this book tells the history of 'The Greenie' – naval slang for the officers and ratings in charge of maritime electrical systems. With more than 200 illustrations, including unpublished archive images, it charts developments from the first use of electricity in the 19th century to detonate explosives and synchronize the firing of guns, through two world wars, to the microprocessors that underpin today's integrated warship systems.

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The Greenie

The Greenie

The History of Warfare Technology in the Royal Navy

Hardback288pp Illustrated247x170mm

9780752460161     Product Code: 296360

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Combining an engaging narrative style with a deep understanding of the technology, this book tells the history of 'The Greenie' – naval slang for the officers and ratings in charge of maritime electrical systems. With more than 200 illustrations, including unpublished archive images, it charts developments from the first use of electricity in the 19th century to detonate explosives and synchronize the firing of guns, through two world wars, to the microprocessors that underpin today's integrated warship systems.

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