This is also the name of a very
funny science fiction novel
written by Eric Frank Russell
(also known in the US as "The Space Willies").
A space scout, during an interstellar war, is stranded on an enemy planet far from the front and captured. How can he win the war with just a piece of copper wire and a block of wood? You'll just have to read the book to find out (if you can find a copy).
It is expanded from an original novellete "Plus X" published in Astounding Science Fiction in 1956.