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A game of birds and wolves : the secret game that won the war

By: Parkin, Simon

1529353211 / 9781529353211
Paperback
940.548641
05/11/2020
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England
20 cm 336 pages : illustrations (black and white)
General (US: Trade)  Learn More Professional & Vocational Tertiary Education (US: College)
Reprint. Originally published: 2019.

'Compelling' Sunday Times'A triumph' Daily Mirror'Gripping' Jonathan Dimbleby1941.

The Battle of the Atlantic is a disaster. Thousands of supply ships ferrying vital food and fuel from North America to Britain are being torpedoed by German U-boats.

Britain is only weeks away from starvation - and with that, crushing defeat. In the first week of 1942 a group of unlikely heroes - a retired naval captain and a clutch of brilliant young women - gather to form a secret strategy unit.

On the top floor of a bomb-bruised HQ in Liverpool, the Western Approaches Tactical Unit spends days and nights designing and playing wargames in an effort to crack the U-boat tactics.

As the U-boat wolfpacks continue to prey upon the supply ships, the Wrens race against time to save Britain. With novelistic flair, investigative journalist Simon Parkin shines a light on Operation Raspberry and these unsung heroines in this riveting true story of war at sea. 'History writing at its best' Booklist 'Splendid . . . Simon Parkin's book rips along at full sail and is full of personality and personalities' Sunday Express 'Vivid, engaging' New Yorker

BIC:

1QSA Atlantic Ocean, HBTM Maritime history, HBWQ Second World War, JWF Naval forces & warfare, JWK Defence strategy, planning & research

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