A Game of Birds and Wolves - Parkin, Simon
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'Compelling' Sunday Times
'A triumph' Daily Mirror
'Gripping' Jonathan Dimbleby
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 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
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Produktbeschreibung
'Compelling' Sunday Times

'A triumph' Daily Mirror

'Gripping' Jonathan Dimbleby

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 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

  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Hodder & Stoughton; Sceptre
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 701788
  • Seitenzahl: 302
  • Erscheinungstermin: 5. November 2020
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 198mm x 129mm x 32mm
  • Gewicht: 250g
  • ISBN-13: 9781529353211
  • ISBN-10: 1529353211
  • Artikelnr.: 57933478
Autorenporträt
Parkin, Simon§Simon Parkin is an award-winning British writer and journalist. He is a contributing writer for the New Yorker, game critic for the Observer newspaper and a regular contributor to the Guardian's Long Read and other publications, writing investigative pieces, profiles, criticism and essays on a variety of subjects, often around culture, video games and technology. He lives in West Sussex.
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[A] splendid new history of the war in the Atlantic . . . Simon Parkin's book rips along at full sail and is full of personality and personalities. Above all, it brings a barely known aspect of the sea war out into the light. Which is a triumph in itself. John Lewis Stempel Sunday Express 20191103