The Secret War

The Secret War: Spies, Codes and Guerrillas 1939–1945

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, Military History, The Second World War
Paperback Published on: 05/05/2016
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‘As gripping as any spy thriller, Hastings’s achievement is especially impressive, for he has produced the best single volume yet written on the subject’ Sunday Times

‘Authoritative, exciting and notably well written’ Daily Telegraph

‘A serious work of rigourous and comprehensive history … royally entertaining and readable’ Mail on Sunday

In The Secret War, Max Hastings presents a worldwide cast of characters and extraordinary sagas of intelligence and Resistance to create a new perspective on the greatest conflict in history. The book links tales of high courage ashore, at sea and in the air to the work of the brilliant ‘boffins’ battling the enemy’s technology. Here are not only the unheralded codebreaking geniuses of Bletchley Park, but also their German counterparts who achieved their own triumphs and the fabulous espionage networks created, and so often spurned, by the Soviet Union. With its stories of high policy and human drama, the book has been acclaimed as the best history of the secret war ever written.

  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780007503902
  • Number of pages: 640
  • Weight: 460g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 44 mm

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The Secret War
Have not read the book yet but will be taking it on holiday, and if it is written by Max Hastings it will be a good read.
David Dickie