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

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

Parkin, Simon, author

It's 1941. Imagine you're Winston Churchill. The Battle of the Atlantic is a disaster. Supply ships ferrying vital weapons, food and fuel from North America are being torpedoed by the German U-boats. You are lying to the country about the number of ships sunk. You are lying about the number of men killed. Without the supply ships Britain will starve. The tide of the war is turning in Germany's favour. This is the story of the game of battleships that won the Second World War. In 1941 Prime Minster Winston Churchill gathered a group of unlikely heroes - a retired naval captain and eight brilliant young women, the youngest only 17 years old - to form a secret strategy unit. On the top floor of a ramshackle HQ in Liverpool, the Western Approaches Tactical Unit spent day and night playing war games to crack the U-boat tactics

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Sceptre, 2019
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Statement of responsibility: Simon Parkin
ISBN: 1529353033, 9781529353037
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 309 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 Campaigns Atlantic Ocean.; Warfare and Defence.; World War, 1939-1945 Naval operations Submarine.; World War, 1939-1945 Military intelligence Great Britain.; Great Britain. Royal Navy. Western Approaches Tactical Unit.