Ok this is a big deal. My first major feature article. 5000 words on the history of Operational Research in World War 2.
Operations Research was a real edge developed by the allies in World War 2, and allowed a scientific understanding of small tactical principles that won the Battle of the Atlantic. Not as sexy as destroyers and submarines, but scientific fighting was something we had that the Germans didnt, and really allowed us to win the war, and future conflicts.