The Era of World War II

Mediterranean and Western European Theaters of Operation

Author: Louise A. Arnold-Friend,US Army Military History Institute

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Government publications

Page: 299

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The Nine Days of Dunkirk

Author: David Divine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Dunkirk, Battle of, Dunkerque, France, 1940

Page: 308

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Detailed and documented account of the military and naval operations between Dunkirk and Dover that ended in the successful evacuation of the B.E.F.
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The Twenty-Five Days

Author: John Masefield

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1844150372

Category: History

Page: 256

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Shortly after the miraculous rescue of the bulk of the British Expeditionary Force in late May/early June 1940, the Poet Laureate John Masefield wrote his impressions of the extraordinary events of the 25 days between 10 May and 3 June. Intriguingly his book was suppressed at the highest level and only a sanitised version was published. Here for the first time is his full account
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Churchill's Wizards

The British Genius for Deception 1914-1945

Author: Nicholas Rankin

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 057124789X

Category: History

Page: 704

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The real story of how Winston Churchill and the British mastered deception to defeat the Nazis - by conning the Kaiser, hoaxing Hitler and using brains to outwit brawn. By June 1940, most of Europe had fallen to the Nazis and Britain stood alone. So, with Winston Churchill in charge the British bluffed their way out of trouble, drawing on the trickery which had helped them win the First World War. They broadcast outrageous British propaganda on pretend German radio stations, broke German secret codes and eavesdropped on their messages. Every German spy in Britain was captured and many were used to send back false information to their controllers. Forged documents misled their intelligence. Bogus wireless traffic from entire phantom armies, dummy airfields with model planes, disguised ships and inflatable rubber tanks created a vital illusion of strength. Culminating in the spectacular misdirection that was so essential to the success of D-Day in 1944, Churchill's Wizards: The British Genius for Deception 1914-1945 is a thrilling work of popular military history filled with almost unbelievable stories of bravery, creativity and deception. Nicholas Rankin is the author of Dead Man's Chest, Telegram From Guernica and Ian Fleming's Commandos. 'This is a story clamouring to be told. We could not have imagined the scope of the inventiveness, the daring of these people's imaginations . . . I could not stop reading this book.' Doris Lessing
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John Masefield

Author: Sanford Sternlicht

Publisher: Boston : Twayne Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 159

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Sketches the key events of the English writer's life and offers critical assessments of his lyric poetry, narrative verse, drama, novels, and nonfiction
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