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VIRTUAL TALK: “12 Seconds of Silence” with Jamie Holmes
February 9, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$10.00
12 SECONDS OF SILENCE
How a Team of Inventors, Tinkerers, and Spies Took Down a Nazi Superweapon
They were an unlikely wartime team, an eccentric and eclectic band of American physicists, engineers, inventors and everyday Joes and Janes. They worked in a secretive organization known only as Section T. Their mission: to build something that would help the Allies knock enemy airplanes out of the air. In a race against time and against overwhelming odds, the members of Section T developed one of the world’s first “smart” weapons. At first glance, it was a humble little fuse. However, their invention turned out to be not so humble. In fact, the “proximity fuse” was the sought-after holy grail. The technology would eventually save countless lives, rescue the city of London from the onslaught of a Nazi superweapon and help bring about the Axis defeat. While this is a largely untold and perhaps forgotten tale of wartime technology, back then military leaders knew one thing for sure. The atomic bomb ended the war, but the proximity fuse won it.
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