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Author Name    Howe, Ellic.

Title   THE BLACK GAME: BRITISH SUBVERSIVE OPERATIONS AGAINST THE GERMANS DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR.

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Very Good

Jacket Condition   No Jacket

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   London Michael Joseph 1982

ISBN Number    0718117182 / 9780718117184

Seller ID   16479

276 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), black covers with gold lettering on spine. B&w photographs, reproductions. "This book is mainly concerned with certain British propaganda activities during the Second World War which were classified as 'black'. The BBC's broadcasts to Germany and enemy-occupied Europe, also leaflets bearing the imprint of HM Government and dropped by the RAF, were all 'white'. Black operations, however, never indicated their British origin. Various clandestine broadcasting stations, all of them outside the control of the BBC, sought, sometimes with surprising success, to give the impression that they were actually operating inside Germany or elsewhere in Europe. Great pains were taken to disguise the fact that a strangely variegated range of black printed matter had not, in spite of its convincing appearance and, where necessary, bogus imprints, been produced in Germany, France, Belgium, etc. Indeed, it was all manufactered in London. Little of it was disseminated by the RAF since other and far more covert methods were performed." Faint erased pencil marks and small ghost sticker mark on free front endpaper, faint discoloration on top of textblock, tiny stain on fore-edge of textblock, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine.

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