Secret Wartime Britain: Hidden Places that Helped Win the Second World War

Secret Wartime Britain: Hidden Places that Helped Win the Second World War

by Colin Philpott


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781526735478
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publication date: 11/02/2018
Sales rank: 408,455
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Colin Philpott has a long-standing interest in recent German history and in abandoned buildings and venues.
His first book, “A Place in History”, looking at the impact on places where news stories happened in twentieth century Britain, was published in 2012. His drama “The Last Match” - about the last day of peace before World War Two, was first performed in 2014.
He is a former Director of the National Media Museum and was a BBC programme-maker and journalist for 25 years. Alongside his writing, he now works as a non-executive director, a producer on creative and media projects and as a radio and event presenter.

Table of Contents

Introduction viii

Chapter 1 Factories 1

Chapter 2 Command Centres 31

Chapter 3 Spying and Listening Bases 63

Chapter 4 Broadcasting and Propaganda 97

Chapter 5 Decoys, Dummies and D-Day 119

Chapter 6 Retreats, Reserves and Resistance 141

Chapter 7 Interrogation, Internment and Indiscretions 172

Chapter 8 Weapons Of Mass Destruction 200

Conclusion 219

Sources 231

Acknowledgements 235

Index 237

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