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The Walls Have Ears by Helen Fry

The Walls Have Ears

The Greatest Intelligence Operation of World War II

Helen Fry

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Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 16 Aug 2019
ISBN: 9780300238600

A history of the elaborate and brilliantly sustained World War II intelligence operation by which Hitler's generals were tricked into giving away vital Nazi secrets

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4 stars out of 5
Nick Rennison
5 Sep 2019

"Helen Fry’s richly researched book, brimful of surprising and fascinating detail, will bring the secret listeners some of the attention they deserve."

However unorthodox his operation, it worked. His listeners never set eyes on a single German PoW, but eavesdropped on more than 10,000. They picked up enormously valuable intelligence on the secret weapons programme that produced the V1 and V2 rockets; on battle plans and troop positions; and on U-boat bases and new aircraft technology. ‘You have done a Herculean task,’ Kendrick was told towards the end of the war. It was on a par with the better-known work at Bletchley Park.

Helen Fry’s richly researched book, brimful of surprising and fascinating detail, will bring the secret listeners some of the attention they deserve.

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