In ‘The Secret War’, Max Hastings presents a worldwide cast of
characters and extraordinary sagas of intelligence and Resistance
to create a new perspective on the greatest conflict in history.
The book links tales of high courage ashore, at sea and in the air
to the work of the brilliant ‘boffins’ battling the enemy’s
technology. Here are not only the unheralded codebreaking geniuses
of Bletchley Park, but also their German counterparts who achieved
their own triumphs and the fabulous espionage networks created, and
so often spurned, by the Soviet Union. With its stories of high
policy and human drama, the book has been acclaimed as the best
history of the secret war ever written.