A game of birds and wolves : the ingenious young women whose secret board game helped win World War II / Simon Parkin.
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- ISBN: 9780316492096 : HRD
- ISBN: 0316492094 : HRD
- Physical Description: 309 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
- Publisher: Boston, MA : Little, Brown, 
First published in Great Britain in November 2019 by Sceptre" -- Title page verso.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references and index.
By 1941, Winston Churchill had come to believe that the outcome of World War II rested on the battle for the Atlantic. A grand strategy game was devised by Captain Gilbert Roberts and a group of ten Wrens (members of the Women's Royal Naval Service) assigned to his team in an attempt to reveal the tactics behind the vicious success of the German U-boats. Played on a linoleum floor divided into painted squares, it required model ships to be moved across a make-believe ocean in a manner reminiscent of the childhood game, Battleship. Through play, the designers developed "Operation Raspberry," a countermaneuver that helped turn the tide of World War II.
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