Another Wacky British WWII Genius

A secret Lake in Canada! A secret plan to defeat the U-boat domination of the central Atlantic Ocean gives rise to an amazing story! The documentation, held secret by the British for 35 years after the war reveal and eccentric genius, a half cocked plan to make an aircraft carrier of ice, and the selling of the idea to Churchill in a crazy bathtub demonstration by Lord Mountbatten. A mixture known as pykrete becomes the secrete to the prevention of melting and fracturing solid ice in order to stop bullets, torpedoes and bombs. Human ingenuity and the ability to think outside the box becomes an asset in wartime and this allows Geoffrey Pike to rise to enter the annals of history with his idea that sparked Britain and Canada to embark on a voyage of scientific discovery that brings to light more knowledge about the properties of water in the form of ice than had been known up to that point in time. A quick read and well worth it for those of us who have journeyed or plan to journey to Lake Louise in Canada. A side trip to nearby Lake Patricia will allow you to reflect on the ideas of a forgotten man, reborn as a genius in this small history.   Author L. D. Cross has written an excellent book for a WW2 secret project that completely blew away my mind!
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