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The Resource The ministry of ungentlemanly warfare : Churchill's mavericks : plotting Hitler's defeat, Giles Milton

The ministry of ungentlemanly warfare : Churchill's mavericks : plotting Hitler's defeat, Giles Milton

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The ministry of ungentlemanly warfare : Churchill's mavericks : plotting Hitler's defeat
Title
The ministry of ungentlemanly warfare
Title remainder
Churchill's mavericks : plotting Hitler's defeat
Statement of responsibility
Giles Milton
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Six gentlemen, one goal - the destruction of Hitler's war machine In the spring of 1939, a top secret organisation 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 to prove every bit as extraordinary as the six gentlemen who directed it. Winston Churchill selected them because they were wildly creative and thoroughly ungentlemanly. 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 favourite, Reinhard Heydrich. Another member of the team, William Fairbairn, was a portly pensioner with an unusual passion: he was the world's leading expert in silent killing. He was 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 planned the most audacious sabotage attacks of the Second World War. Winston Churchill called it his Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare. The six 'ministers', aided by a group of formidable ladies, were so effective that they single-handedly changed the course of the war. Told with Giles Milton's trademark verve and eye for detail, The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare is thoroughly researched and based on hitherto unknown archival material. It is a gripping and vivid narrative of adventure and derring-do and is also, perhaps, the last great untold story of the Second World War
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AU@
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Milton, Giles
Dewey number
940.54/8641
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D810.S7
LC item number
M49 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Churchill, Winston
  • Gubbins, Colin
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Sabotage
  • Guerrilla warfare
  • Great Britain
  • Secret service
  • Great Britain
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The ministry of ungentlemanly warfare : Churchill's mavericks : plotting Hitler's defeat, Giles Milton
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-339) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn952831259
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 356 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781444798951
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781444798951
  • (OCoLC)952831259
Label
The ministry of ungentlemanly warfare : Churchill's mavericks : plotting Hitler's defeat, Giles Milton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-339) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn952831259
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 356 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781444798951
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781444798951
  • (OCoLC)952831259

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