Operation Garbo: The Personal Story of the Most Successful Spy of World War II [NOOK Book]

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Garbo was the British codename of Juan Pujol Garcia, perhaps the most influential spy of the Second World War. By feeding false information to the Germans on the eve of the D-Day landings he ensured Hitler held troops back that might otherwise have defeated the Normandy landings. This allowed the Allied push against the Nazis in Europe to begin. Amazingly, Garbo's cover was never broken and he remains the only person ever to have been awarded both the British MBE and the German Iron Cross. After the war Garbo ...
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Operation Garbo: The Personal Story of the Most Successful Spy of World War II

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Overview

Garbo was the British codename of Juan Pujol Garcia, perhaps the most influential spy of the Second World War. By feeding false information to the Germans on the eve of the D-Day landings he ensured Hitler held troops back that might otherwise have defeated the Normandy landings. This allowed the Allied push against the Nazis in Europe to begin. Amazingly, Garbo's cover was never broken and he remains the only person ever to have been awarded both the British MBE and the German Iron Cross. After the war Garbo faked his own death and fled to Venezuela with a mistress, where he later opened a book store. Ironically, his family in Spain only found out he was still alive when this book was published - Garbo having failed to realise it would also be translated into Spanish.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849546256
  • Publisher: Biteback Publishing, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 8/11/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 918,719
  • File size: 1,014 KB

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  • Posted April 17, 2012

    Great Book!

    Excellent spy story. Operation Garbo is a very captivating story, and it is hard to believe that the Allies would have won the second world war without his efforts. This book is a must read!

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  • Posted February 14, 2012

    highly recommended

    Well write, true story of one of the most important double agents of World War II. A gripping story of how espionage worked.A page turner. It is amasing how the Germans fell for such simple tricks.

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