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    DescriptionThis 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.


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    Title
    Churchill's Wizards
    Subtitle
    The British Genius for Deception, 1914-1945
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nicholas Rankin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 704
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 46 mm
    Weight: 540 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780571221967
    ISBN 10: 0571221963
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1, HBLW
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJF
    BIC subject category V2: JWKF, HBWN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25570
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100
    DC22: 940.3
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJH, 1DBK, 3JJF
    Thema V1.0: NHWR7, NHWR5, NHD, NHWL, JWKF
    Publisher
    FABER & FABER
    Imprint name
    FABER & FABER
    Publication date
    07 May 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    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.