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The secret history of World War II: spies, code breakers & covert operations

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[2016]
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From spy missions to code breaking, this richly illustrated account of the covert operations of World War II takes readers behind the battle lines and deep into the undercover war effort that changed the course of history. a From the authors who createda Eyewitness to World War IIa and numerous other best-selling illustrated reference books, this is the shocking story behind the covert activity that shaped the outcome of one of the world's greatest conflicts-and the destiny of millions of people. National Geographic's landmark book illuminates World War II as never before by taking you inside the secret lives of spies and spy masters; secret agents and secret armies; Enigma machines and code breakers; psychological warfare and black propaganda; secret weapons and secret battle strategies. Seven heavily illustrated narrative chapters reveal the truth behind the lies and deception that shaped the osecret war;o eight essays showcase hundreds of rare photos and artifacts (many never before seen); more than 50 specially created sidebars tell the stories of spies and secret operations. Renowned historian and top-selling author Stephen Hyslop reveals this little-known side of the war in captivating detail, weaving in extraordinary eyewitness accounts and information only recently declassified. Rare photographs, artifacts, and illuminating graphics enrich this absorbing reference book.
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subject_facet Cryptography -- History -- 20th century, Espionage -- History -- 20th century, Military intelligence -- History -- 20th century, Spies -- History -- 20th century, World War, 1939-1945 -- Military intelligence, World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service
title_display The secret history of World War II : spies, code breakers & covert operations
title_full The secret history of World War II : spies, code breakers & covert operations / Neil Kagan, Stephen G. Hyslop ; foreword by Kenneth W. Rendell
title_short The secret history of World War II :
title_sub spies, code breakers & covert operations
topic_facet Cryptography, Espionage, History, Military intelligence, Secret service, Spies, World War, 1939-1945