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THE ENEMY IS LISTENING.  THE STORY OF THE Y SERVICE., Clayton, Aileen.  Foreword by Air Chief Marshal Sir Frederick Rosier.

Author Name    Clayton, Aileen. Foreword by Air Chief Marshal Sir Frederick Rosier.

Title   THE ENEMY IS LISTENING. THE STORY OF THE Y SERVICE.

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Very Good+

Jacket Condition   Very Good-

Publisher    Crecy 1993

ISBN Number    0947554289 / 9780947554286

Seller ID   29011

381 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps. "The story is told by Aileen Clayton who was selected to work with the Y-Service, the branch of the RAF responsible for the interception of enemy communications, at the beginning of the war. Known at the time as 'Mike' Morris, she was the first WAAF to be commissioned as an intelligence officer and was the first to be awarded the MBE for her service in this field. Her account of the development of the Y-Service and its activities in the Battle of Britain, in the Western Desert, the Middle East and the Mediterranean is a major contribution to our knowledge of the intelligence aspects of the Second World War. It is also the dramatic and frequently moving story of a very young woman doing often dangerous and increasingly complex work in what was then very much a man's world, and of a body of talented, devoted and courageous men and women whose work frequently took them into front line conditions, whether they were suffering aerial bombardment on the South Coast of England, or advancing with the tanks in the Western Desert, or taking part in the landings at Salerno and Anzio. Because of the secrecy in which their work was shrouded during the war and for years afterwards their contribution to the Allied war effort has gone largely unrecognised. (This) is finally and above all a tribute by a remarkable woman to a tenacious and gifted band of men and women." A line of very small creases on front free endpaper, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two corner creases on rear flap, rubbing on panels, three timy edge tears.

Y-Service,  Intelligence,  Monitoring,  Enemy  Signals,  Tactical  Dispositions,  RAF,  Communications,  WAAF,  Battle  Britain,  Western  Desert,  Middle  East,  Convoys,  Salerno,  Anzio,  Luftwaffe,  George  Cross  Island,  Sicily,  Reconnaissance,  Anzio,  Coventry  Raid,  Aegean  Islands,  Africa,  Secret  Agents,  Airborne  Monitoring,  Air  Intelligence,  Algiers,  Anti-Aircraft,  Axis,  Operation  Avalanche,  Balkans,  Enemy  Beams,  Benghazi,  Benito,  Bomber  Operations,  Bomber  Command,  Cairo,  German  Callsigns,  Allied  Casualties,  Catania  Airfield,  English  Channel,  Cheadle,  Codes,  Communications,  Convoys,  Allied  Shipping,  Crete,  Cryptographers,  Cyrenaica,  Desert  Air  Force,  British  Direction-Finding,  Dodecanese  Islands,  Dover,  Egypt,  Enigma  MacHine,  Enigma  Traffic,  Field  Units,  Fighter  Operations,  Fire-Raising  Operations,  Flying  Fortress,  Focke-wulf,  Foggia,  Frequencies,  VHF,  H/F,  M/F,  Freya,  Luftwaffe,  Kampfgeschwader,  Germann  Goering,  Government  Code  And  Cypher  School,  Greece,  Hawkinge,  Heinkel,  Adolf  Hitler,  Horchdienst,  Home  Defence  Units,  Operation  Husky,  Investigational  Flights,  Italian  Air  Force,  Italy,  Professor  R.V.  Jones,  Ju.  88,  Stuka,  Kesselring,  Kingsdown,  Knickebein,  Little  Screw,  Kleine  Schraube,  London,  Malta,  Mediterranean,  Messerchsmitt,  Middle  East  Command,  Monitoring,  Wing  Commander  S.G.  Morgan,  Aircraftswoman  A.B.  Morris,  Naples,  Oil  Targets,  Operation  Overlord,  Palestine,  Palestinian  Airmen,  Prisoners-Of-war,  Radar,  Reconnaissance,  Rommel,  Royal  Air  Force,  Royal  Navy,  Russia,  G.R.  Scott-Farnie,  Searchlights,  Security,  Squadrons,  Stuka,  Suez  Road,  Arthur  W.  Tedder,  Tobruk,  Tripolitania,  Tripoli,  Tunisia,  Turkey,  Ultra,  Valetta,  WAAF,  Women's  Auxiliary  Air  Force,  Wellington  Aircraft,  Wings,  Wireless  Operatiors,  Wireless  Units,  X-Geraet,  Wotan  I,  Wuerzburg,  Zenit. 

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