Churchill's Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare

Churchill's Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare

The Mavericks Who Plotted Hitler's Defeat

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"Six gentlemen, one goal: the destruction of Hitler's war machine. In the spring of 1939, a top-secret organization was founded in London: its purpose was to plot the destruction of Hitler's war machine through spectacular acts of sabotage. The guerrilla campaign that followed was every bit as extraordinary as the six men who directed it. One of them, Cecil Clarke, was a maverick engineer who had spent the 1930s inventing futuristic caravans. Now, his talents were put to more devious use: he built the dirty bomb used to assassinate Hitler's favorite, Reinhard Heydrich. Another, William Fairbairn, was a portly pensioner with an unusual passion: he was the world's leading expert in silent killing, hired to train the guerrillas being parachuted behind enemy lines. Led by dapper Scotsman Colin Gubbins, these men--along with three others--formed a secret inner circle that, aided by a group of formidable ladies, single-handedly changed the course Second World War: a cohort hand-picked by Winston Churchill, whom he called his Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare. Churchill's Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare is a gripping and vivid narrative of adventure and derring-do that is also, perhaps, the last great untold story of the Second World War"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Picador, 2017
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9781250119025
Branch Call Number: 940.548641 MILTON
Characteristics: x, 356 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


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Oct 04, 2017

The author's boyish enthusiasm for things-that-go-boom gets old as his book proceeds.

Apr 21, 2017

Loved this book. The Italian ship incident in West Africa was amazing. Plus the gumming up of the Panzer transports during the Normandy inavasion was eye-opening. Well worth your time.

Apr 06, 2017

Fascinating book, by a rather gung ho author where the status quo is concerned, but still an enlightening read. Was ignorant of Ian Fleming's older brother, Peter Fleming, and his guerrilla activities during WWII, so perhaps Patrick Dal-Zel wasn't the only model for Ian's James Bond character?
I had known of the assassination of the Nazi butcher of Czechoslavakia, but wasn't familiar with the details, which this author relays superbly.


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