Churchill’s Last Wartime Secret: The 1943 German Raid Airbrushed from History
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A state secret for more than 70 years, the official line being that it never happened, this new work challenges the assertion that no German force set foot on British soil during the Second World War (the Channel Islands excepted) on active military service. Churchill’s Last Wartime Secret reveals the remarkable story of a mid-war sea-borne enemy raid on an Isle of Wight radar station and how it was immediately hushed up by Winston Churchill’s wartime administration, in order to safeguard public morale. Circumventing the almost complete lack of British archival documentation, journalist and author, Adrian Searle, relies on compelling and previously undisclosed first-hand evidence from Germany to underpin the book’s narrative and claims, thus distinguishing it from other tales of rumoured seaborne enemy assaults on British soil during the 1939 to 1945 conflict.
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