Ultra Hush-hush Espionage and Special Missions by Stephen Shapiro, Tina Forrester
  

Synopsis

Ultra Hush-hush Espionage and Special Missions by Stephen Shapiro, Tina Forrester

Wartime really can inspire the most extraordinary innovation and creativity. In this book you will discover the secrets behind some of the real-life deceptions that turned the tide of World War Two: - Convicted thief and safebreaker Eddie Chapman who worked as a Double Cross spy for the Nazis, under British control...- Lieutenant David Stirling and the founding of the SAS in North Africa...- The sinking of three German spy ships in Goa Harbour by the Calcutta Light Horse ('The Sea Wolves')...- the brilliant boffins at Bletchley Park who broke the German secret codes. - the Navajo Code Talkers whose rare language defeated the Japanese code breakers...Presented with historic accuracy and engaging storytelling, and bursting with informative sidebars, 40 b+w archive photographs, 56 colour maps and illustrations, this book tells 19 spellbinding true stories which reveal the heroes behind some of the most creative strategies of World War Two.

Reviews

Will be intrigued by these tales of spies, saboteurs, and double-crossings... The most reluctant readers will find something of interest.--Lynn Evarts School Library Journal (05/01/2004)

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Format

Paperback
96 pages

Author

Stephen Shapiro, Tina Forrester
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Publisher

Annick Press Ltd

Publication date

22nd September 2005

ISBN

9781550377781


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