Game of Birds and Wolves, A: The Secret Game that Revolutionised the War

Simon Parkin

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

Published: 5th Nov '20

£10.99

A gripping tale of war at sea about how a game of battleships, and a group of exceptional young women, won the Second World War.

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Description

‘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

Additional information

Weight 0.24 kg
Dimensions 28 × 128 × 196 mm
Page Count 320