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The activities of underworld, extending into a civilian black market and armed forces, are one of the great untold stories of Second World War. The profits of civilian racketeering dwarfed rewards of smash-and-grab or safebreaking, though these continued apace. This book tells the tale of these Britons.
'An Underworld at War' follows Donald Thomas's widely-praised 'The Victorian Underworld', shortlisted for the Golden Dagger Award. He is the author of seven biographies including 'Cardigan of Balaclava' and his best-selling life of 'Cochrane: Britannia's Sea Wolf'. He is also a respected novelist and has won the Gregory Award for his poems 'Points of Contact'. He was born in Somerset, educated at Queen's College, Taunton and Balliol College, Oxford. He holds a personal chair in the University of Wales, Cardiff.