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From Suffragette to War Hero - U-Boat Wargamers


Full Episode

At the height of World War II, the dreaded German U-Boats are playing havoc on British shipping. Without a protected supply chain, our island nation was facing starvation and Navy officers were desperate for an answer. Enter a group of strategists whose naval wargaming may provide the answer. U-Boat Wargamers tells the story of Roberts and his extraordinary team of women. Episode one begins with Roberts and Vera Matthews building out their crew, which includes Jean Laidlaw, one of Britain’s first female chartered accountants.