A Game of Birds and Wolves – Thursday Nov 21st 7pm

Book Cover: A Game of Birds and Wolves - Thursday Nov 21st 7pm

Join award-winning writer and journalist Simon Parkin, as he reveals the explosive untold story of a game that helped to win World War Two.

About this Event
1941, unknown to the British public, a vicious battle is being fought in the Atlantic - and the Allies are losing. Hitler's U-Boats are mere weeks away from breaking Britain's vital supply lines and starving the nation of food, fuel and weapons. Defeat would be unimaginably catastrophic, opening the door to a Nazi invasion and surrender. The stakes have never been higher as Britain faces its 'Darkest Hour'.

A Game of Birds and Wolves is the astonishing untold tale of an innovative game of battleships, Operation Raspberry, a tactic formulated via the game, and the unlikely heroines whose eureka moment cracked the battle of the Atlantic, which the most senior Admirals of the war claimed 'contributed in no small measure to the final defeat of Germany'.

The film rights for this compelling, little known part of history, have been bought by Amblin Partners. a film and television company led by Stephen Spielberg. Don't miss the opportunity to join Simon Parkin where he introduces this fascinating chapter in British history.

Admission is priced at £5.00 (excluding booking), this is redeemable against he price of the book on the night.


Date And Time
Thu, November 21, 2019
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM GMT

The Manchester Grammar School
Old Hall Lane
M13 0XT