Monday, 2 December 2013
Operation Unthinkable: The Third World War British Plans to Attack the Soviet Empire - Jonathon Walker
Title: Operation Unthinkable: The Third World War British Plans to
Author: Jonathan Walker
Jonathan Walker has written a gem of a book with his work “Operation Unthinkable”. Drawing upon copious amounts of unpublished and primary source documents, he has traced the political and diplomatic shark tank that was the relationship between the three great powers in the final days of WW2. What is most surprising is the degree of naivety of the United States regarding the intentions of the Soviets. Churchill's efforts to raise awareness of the intentions of the Soviets are met with indifference and mistrust until the 11th hour. Walker has painted an engaging and sobering portrait of a struggle between ‘allies’ and the desperate plan drafted at the direction of Churchill. Very highly recommended.