The Secret Board Game That Helped Win World War II

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Heard On The Larry Meiller Show
Surrender of German U-boat, WWII
Surrender of German U-boats, WWII. U-249 surrendering on May 9, 1945. U-249 was the first U-boat to surrender after Germany’s surrender. The submarine surrendered to a PB4Y-1 “Liberator” from FAW-7 off Scilly Islands. Official U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives. Photograph Curator 80-G-320286 – CC-Public Domain

At the height of World War II, a group of 10 young British women helped win the war against Nazi U-boats in the Atlantic using a strategy game. We talk with the author of a book that explains the board game, “Operation Raspberry,” and how it helped the Allies win the war.

Episode Credits

  • Larry Meiller Host
  • Jill Nadeau Producer
  • Simon Parkin Guest

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