New / New. Item #7731
London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1984. First Edition. Octavo; xvi + 693pp, including 27 appendices (on Intelligence structure; U-boats; bombing; air offensive; the Nuremberg raid; etc.) and index. Ten tipped-in fold-out maps or site plans, several in six colors. 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."
A detailed section on Peenemünde will be of keen interest to readers of "Gravity's Rainbow." An embarrassing grammatical error in the stamped identification for the shipping sleeve will incite sighs or sneers among adherents of the Queen's English around the globe, as well as elementary school teachers.