The Secret of Sherwood Forest
Oil Production in England During World War II
Published by: University of Oklahoma Press
Imprint: University of Oklahoma Press
286 Pages | 6 x 9 | 33 b&w illus.
In August of 1942, Great Britain faced a desperate situation. German bombers hammered the nation’s industrial cities and towns daily, and the toll in loss of life and resources rose steadily. Guy H. Woodward and Grace Steele Woodward tell for the first time the story of how the British, with the aid of forty-four oilfield roughnecks from the United States, developed vital shallow pools of oil in Britain’s famed Sherwood Forest. The Secret of Sherwood Forest is based on extensive research using thousands of reports, letters, and documents released to the authors in 1968.
“The book cost us some sleep, because we couldn’t put it down unread.”—Dorothy CableThe Morgantown News Herald
“The book reconstructs, in a folksy and imaginative way, the story of the American party and their experiences under the greenwood trees of Sherwood Forest.”—R.A. Buchman Technology and Culture
“Much more than exciting cloak-and-dagger story of men at war, the book is a fine study in human adaptation…a book that is not only fascinating, but important: a chapter in history that needed to be told.”—Dan R. Chambers Tulsa Sunday World