A Game of Birds and Wolves

A Game of Birds and Wolves The Secret Game That Won the War

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Publisher's Synopsis

'Splendid... a triumph' John Lewis Stempel, Sunday Express

'Compelling' Sunday Times

'History writing at its best' Booklist (starred review)

1941. 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 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.

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Sceptre

Sceptre

Sceptre is the literary imprint of Hodder & Stoughton bringing you thought-provoking, award-winning and critically acclaimed fiction and non-fiction.

Book information

ISBN: 9781529353037
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Imprint: Sceptre
Pub date:
DEWEY: 940.548641
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 309 , 16 unnumbered of plates
Weight: 576g
Height: 243mm
Width: 161mm
Spine width: 29mm