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Churchill's Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781444798982

Price: £10.99

ON SALE: 7th April 2022

Genre: Humanities / History / Military History / Second World War

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‘A magnificent story, brilliantly told. Read it!’ ANTHONY HOROWITZ

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. One of them, Cecil Clarke, was a maverick engineer who invented a lethal bomb. Another, William Fairbairn, was the world’s leading expert in silent killing. Led by dapper Scotsman Colin Gubbins, and aided by a group of formidable women, these six men and their sabotage attacks single-handedly changed the course of the war.

‘Terrific . . . a great read’ IAN HISLOP

‘Could not be faster-moving or more exciting’ LITERARY REVIEW


Previously published in hardback as The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare.

Reviews

[A] wonderful book . . . A fascinating and lively account . . . Milton writes with a pace and panache suitable to the subject
The Times
A magnificent story, brilliantly told. Read it!
Anthony Horowitz
What sets Milton's work apart from other recounting is his behind-the-scenes access to the stories of the small group of men who put their minds to creating new ways to wage war
The Spectator
[Giles Milton] writes with relish about the eccentrics who dreamed up the likes of anti-tank 'sticky bombs' while the adventures he describes could not be faster-moving or more exciting
Literary Review
Terrific . . . a great read
Ian Hislop
Milton is a meticulous researcher and masterful storyteller . . . a fascinating account of England's top-secret operatives who designed and deployed the chilling but effective weapons of clandestine warfare
USA Today
Milton is a first-rate storyteller . . . a rousing account - and celebration - of most insidious heroes
Wall Street Journal
This account of dirty bombs and derring-do rattles along with the pace of a spy novel
Daily Express
[A] wonderful book . . . A fascinating and lively account . . . Milton writes with a pace and panache suitable to the subject
The Times
A magnificent story, brilliantly told. Read it!
Anthony Horowitz
What sets Milton's work apart from other recounting is his behind-the-scenes access to the stories of the small group of men who put their minds to creating new ways to wage war
The Spectator
[Giles Milton] writes with relish about the eccentrics who dreamed up the likes of anti-tank 'sticky bombs' while the adventures he describes could not be faster-moving or more exciting
Literary Review
Terrific . . . a great read
Ian Hislop
Milton is a meticulous researcher and masterful storyteller . . . a fascinating account of England's top-secret operatives who designed and deployed the chilling but effective weapons of clandestine warfare
USA Today
Milton is a first-rate storyteller . . . a rousing account - and celebration - of most insidious heroes
Wall Street Journal
This account of dirty bombs and derring-do rattles along with the pace of a spy novel
Daily Express
[A] wonderful book . . . A fascinating and lively account . . . Milton writes with a pace and panache suitable to the subject
The Times
A magnificent story, brilliantly told. Read it!
Anthony Horowitz
What sets Milton's work apart from other recounting is his behind-the-scenes access to the stories of the small group of men who put their minds to creating new ways to wage war
The Spectator
[Giles Milton] writes with relish about the eccentrics who dreamed up the likes of anti-tank 'sticky bombs' while the adventures he describes could not be faster-moving or more exciting
Literary Review
Terrific . . . a great read
Ian Hislop
Milton is a meticulous researcher and masterful storyteller . . . a fascinating account of England's top-secret operatives who designed and deployed the chilling but effective weapons of clandestine warfare
USA Today
Milton is a first-rate storyteller . . . a rousing account - and celebration - of most insidious heroes
Wall Street Journal
This account of dirty bombs and derring-do rattles along with the pace of a spy novel
Daily Express