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Author Milton, Giles, author.

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

Publication Info. New York : Picador, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    940.5486 MIL    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description x, 356 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Note "Originally published in Great Britain as The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare by John Murray (Publishers)"--Title page verso.
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."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-339) and index.
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.
Subject Gubbins, Colin, Sir, 1896-1976.
Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965 -- Friends and associates.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Military intelligence -- Great Britain.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- Great Britain.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- Europe.
Intelligence officers -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Espionage, British -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Sabotage -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Guerrilla warfare -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Added Title Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare
Mavericks who plotted Hitler's defeat
ISBN 9781250119025 (hardback)
1250119022 (hardback)

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