ROOM 39 - Naval Intelligence in Action 1939-45,.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, ND (copyright 1968), 1st edn., 438pp, 8pp photo ills., dark blue cloth lettered in gilt at spine, pictorial dustwrapper, Room 39 was the operations room of Naval Intelligence Department at the Admiralty, London, where the information gleaned from numerous sources, signal intercepts, documents, wireless traffic, air photography, sightings, agents, POWs, etc. were evaluated and used to build a picture of the enemy's strengths, weaknesses and intentions. Under the command of Rear-Admiral John Godfrey and later Rear-Admiral Edmund Rushbrooke, with personal assistant Ian Fleming (of later James Bond fame) and many highly experienced naval officers and civilians, the Department evolved into a highly skilled group assessing enemy actions, an essential reference point for any planned operation and an advocate of shared intelligence from an early stage of the war, a few faint marks to cloth, edges tanned, 5 line ink inscr. dfront free endpaper (association), dustwrapper: a little rubbed at tips, nicks at tail of spine, repaired to reverse, very good plus in a very good dustwrapper,
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