In August 1943, the Luftwaffe began using radio-controlled
anti-ship glide bombs and within weeks they had sunk one
battleship, crippled another, wrecked two cruisers, and destroyed
numerous merchant ships. Yet, a year later the Germans abandoned
their use, defeated by scientists who developed electronic systems
to jam the radio links that guided the bombs. Drawing on a wealth
of new sources, Martin Bollinger examines what happened from both a... more...