New / New. Item #7730
London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1979. Second Impression, 1986. Octavo; xiii + 601pp, including 15 appendices (on Polish, French and British co-breaking of the Enigma Code; matériel; documents about methods; Axis planning; chain of command; etc.) and index. Coated black dust jacket; hunter green cloth with gilt spine lettering against black panel. Cartographic endpapers.
Volume is New, a Rip Van Winkle find untouched and in its original protective shipping sleeve, opened solely to verify the perfect condition of the volume within.
A superbly published volume from the U.K.'s authoritative series on the Second World War. "[It] provides the only reliable account yet published—or ever likely to be published—of the part played by British Intelligence in Allied strategy and operations in the Second World War. No such account could have been written without the unrestricted access which was afforded to Professor Hinsley and his colleagues to the full range of British government intelligence records and to political and military archives of the war and the inter-war years."
An embarrassing grammatical error in the stamped identification for the shipping sleeve will provide a smile of exasperation to elementary school teachers of English and stickler proofreaders around the world.