Deceiving Hitler PB: Double Cross and Deception in World War II

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In the war against Hitler, the Allies had to use every ounce of cunning and trickery that they possessed, and combining military deceptions with the double-agent network run by the intelligence services, they were able to send the enemy inaccurate and misleading information about Allied troops, plans and operations. From moving imaginary armies around the desert to putting a corpse with fake papers floating in the Mediterranean, and from faking successful bombing campaigns to the convoluted deceptions which kept ...

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Overview

In the war against Hitler, the Allies had to use every ounce of cunning and trickery that they possessed, and combining military deceptions with the double-agent network run by the intelligence services, they were able to send the enemy inaccurate and misleading information about Allied troops, plans and operations. From moving imaginary armies around the desert to putting a corpse with fake papers floating in the Mediterranean, and from faking successful bombing campaigns to the convoluted deceptions which kept part of the German forces away from Normandy prior to D-Day, Terry Crowdy explores the deception war that combined the double-agent network with ingenious plans to confuse and hoodwink the Führer.

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"A must-read book of the can't-put-it-down variety." -Mason Webb, WWII History Magazine (May 2009)

"Filled with complex, intertwined stories, Deceiving Hitler is aimed at the hardcore history buff, yet still accessible enough for the casual reader interested in tales of espionage. It’s yet another reminder why 'Keep your friends close and your enemies closer' has such enduring value." -Jason Zasky, www.failuremag.com

"By 1941 every German spy in Britain had been captured by the British secret service and offered the option of double-crossing the Germans, or death. Those who chose life - the majority - formed a secret unit that embarked on a range of deceptive campaigns during the war, from creating fake tanks to hide British weakness to deceiving Hitler about the D-Day landings. No collection strong in World War II history should be without this extensive survey of the various deception plots - and even many a general interest lending library will find it a fascinating, different pick." -California Bookwatch (December 2008)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781782003311
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 6/18/2013
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 1,434,804
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Terry Crowdy has long been fascinated by many aspects of military history and takes great pleasure delving into forgotten historical sources and seeking information that has eluded others. The author of a number of articles and books, Terry lives in Kent, UK.

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