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A Game of Birds and Wolves

The Secret Game that Revolutionised the War

Simon Parkin

(author)

Hardback
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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'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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Book publisherHodder & Stoughton
Publication date7 Nov 2019
FormatHardback
Pages320
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