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Ruth Ive will be appearing as part of Jewish Book Week on 1st March 2010 Click here to see details on the Jewish Book Week website During the Second World War, the only way Winston Churchill and his American counterpart Franklin D. Roosevelt could communicate was via a top secret transatlantic telephone link. All other Atlantic telephone cables had been disconnected to prevent the Germans intercepting information. Ruth Ive, then a young stenographer working in the Ministry of Information, had the job of censoring the line, and she spent the rest of the war listening in to the conversations across the Atlantic, ready to cut the line if anything was said that might compromise security. Ruth was sworn to secrecy about her work, and at the end of the war all documentation proving the existence of the telephone line was destroyed. It was not until 1995, when Churchill's private files were finally declassified, that Ruth was able to research her story. Now, for the first time, one of the Second World War's key workers describes the details of her incredible story, and the private conversations of two of the war's most important players can be revealed.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780752447162
ISBN-10: 0752447165
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 156mm x 10mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: The History Press Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ruth Ive

Ruth Ive worked as a journalist after the war.

Books By Ruth Ive

Woman Who Censored Churchill by Ruth Ive
Paperback, February 2010