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A Game of Birds and Wolves

A captain and his team of eight officers from the Women’s Royal Naval Service devised a game that arguably changed the course of World War II.

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Review of ‘A Game of Birds and Wolves’

Games can be deadly serious—ask any soccer parent—but we generally see them as child’s play. It is therefore surprising that in war, where the stakes are the absolute highest, games play an essential role. War games allow armies to test officers’ strategies and decision-making in a risk-free environment, and lessons learned on the game board…

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