The Resource Churchill's Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare : the mavericks who plotted Hitler's defeat, Giles Milton

Churchill's Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare : the mavericks who plotted Hitler's defeat, Giles Milton

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Churchill's Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare : the mavericks who plotted Hitler's defeat
Title
Churchill's Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare
Title remainder
the mavericks who plotted Hitler's defeat
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Giles Milton
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eng
Summary
"Six gentlemen, one goal: the destruction of Hitler's war machine. In the spring of 1939, a top-secret organization 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 every bit as extraordinary as the six men who directed it. 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 favorite, Reinhard Heydrich. Another, William Fairbairn, was a portly pensioner with an unusual passion: he was the world's leading expert in silent killing, 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, aided by a group of formidable ladies, single-handedly changed the course Second World War: a cohort hand-picked by Winston Churchill, whom he called his Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare. Churchill's Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare is a gripping and vivid narrative of adventure and derring-do that is also, perhaps, the last great untold story of the Second World War"--
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contains biographical information
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DLC
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940.54/8641
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  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D810.S7
LC item number
M49 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
Churchill's Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare : the mavericks who plotted Hitler's defeat, Giles Milton
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Churchill's Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare : the mavericks who plotted Hitler's defeat, Giles Milton
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"Originally published in Great Britain as The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare by John Murray (Publishers)"--Title page verso
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-339) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The third man -- Thinking dirty -- Making bangs for Churchill -- Sweet Fanny Adams -- The wild guerrillas of Kent -- The enemy within -- The first big bang -- Killing school -- Gubbins's pirates -- A deadly bang -- Masters of sabotage -- Czech-mate -- Sabotage in the mountains -- Man of steel -- In the bleak midwinter -- Enter Uncle Sam -- Gubbins's Trojan War -- Fighting with hedgehogs -- Operation Gubbins
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ocn969152514
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Dimensions
25 cm.
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Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
x, 356 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250119025
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016039180
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
Media type code
n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)969152514

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