Schonland: Scientist and Soldier: From lightning on the veld to nuclear power at Harwell: the life of Field Marshal Montgomery's scientific adviser
Schonland: Scientist and Soldier is a biography of Sir Basil Schonland FRS (1896-1972). Schonland was a major contributor to twentieth-century British and Commonwealth science, both in peace and war. This is not just a scientific biography, but a biography that tells much of a highly placed scientist and administrator, of the increasing engagement between science and the military, and of changing military-diplomatic relationships between Britain and South Africa. The author has drawn on a profusion of primary and secondary source material, from both South African and British archives, to produce a fine biography that is very readable and interesting.
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FOR KING AND COUNTRY
FROM THE CAVENDISH TO CAPE TOWN
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WHEN SMUTS CALLED
NATIONALISTS AND INTERNATIONALISTS
COME OVER TO MACEDONIA AND HELP US
SCIENTIA ET LABORE
COMETH THE HOUR
FISSION BUT NO FUSION
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