Christmas Posting Dates
Churchill's Wizards: The British Genius for Deception, 1914-1945

Churchill's Wizards: The British Genius for Deception, 1914-1945

Paperback

By (author) Nicholas Rankin

$15.48
List price $18.78
You save $3.30 17% off

Free delivery worldwide
Available
Dispatched in 3 business days
When will my order arrive?

  • Publisher: FABER & FABER
  • Format: Paperback | 704 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 196mm x 46mm | 540g
  • Publication date: 7 May 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0571221963
  • ISBN 13: 9780571221967
  • Sales rank: 85,807

Product description

This is the story of how the British really won two world wars - by conning the Kaiser, hoaxing Hitler and bluffing their way out of trouble. Pretend German radio stations broadcast outrageous British propaganda in German. British geniuses 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" is a thrilling work of popular military history.

Other people who viewed this bought:

Showing items 1 to 10 of 10

Other books in this category

Showing items 1 to 11 of 11
Categories:

Author information

Nicholas Rankin spent 20 years broadcasting for BBC World Service where he was Chief Producer and won two UN awards. His first book for Faber, Dead Man's Chest, followed in Robert Louis Stevenson's footsteps from Scotland to Samoa and was much enjoyed by Graham Greene. His second, Telegram from Guernica, was a widely-praised biography of the ground-breaking war-correspondent and front-line propagandist George Lowther Steer.