World War II

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In warfare, the battles grab most of the attention. But there is also a secret history to every war. In this series we look at this hidden world of spies, double agents, assassins, and saboteurs, and learn how their actions affected the course of the world's most devastating conflicts.

This book explores the secrets of World War II. Throughout the war, both sides made great efforts to uncover enemy plans and keep their own secrets hidden. They engaged in secret operations, ...

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Overview

In warfare, the battles grab most of the attention. But there is also a secret history to every war. In this series we look at this hidden world of spies, double agents, assassins, and saboteurs, and learn how their actions affected the course of the world's most devastating conflicts.

This book explores the secrets of World War II. Throughout the war, both sides made great efforts to uncover enemy plans and keep their own secrets hidden. They engaged in secret operations, plots, and missions, always attempting to wrongfoot the enemy or take them by surprise.

Read this book and learn about:

Richard Sorge, the Soviet spy in Tokyo, who discovered the German plan to invade the Soviet Union

the American plan to strap firebombs to thousands of bats and then drop them on Japanese cities

the German plot to kill British prime minister Winston Churchill

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848377011
  • Publisher: Arcturus Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Series: Secret History Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.50 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

A Global Conflict 6

Seeking Secrets 8

Double Agents 10

Women Spies 12

The French Resistance 14

Secret Police 16

Secret.Weapons: Invisible Waves 18

Secret Weapons: Hitler's Missiles 20

Secret Weapons: The Bomb 22

Secret Weapons: Risky and Ridiculous 24

Codes and Code Breakers 26

Secret Intelligence 28

Secret Plots 30

Escapes 32

Keeping Quiet 34

Propaganda 36

Deadly Secrets 38

Secret Hiding Places 40

Final Secrets 42

Timeline 44

Glossary 44

Further Information 45

Index 46

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