Operation Garbo: The Personal Story of the Most Successful Spy of World War II

Operation Garbo: The Personal Story of the Most Successful Spy of World War II

by Juan Pujol García, Nigel West
     
 

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<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: normal; text-align: start; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">H</span><span style="line-height: normal; text-align: start; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Knockout-HTF29-JuniorLiteweight;">e was</span><span style="line-height: normal;…  See more details below

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<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: normal; text-align: start; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">H</span><span style="line-height: normal; text-align: start; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Knockout-HTF29-JuniorLiteweight;">e was</span><span style="line-height: normal; text-align: start; font-size: 8pt; font-family: Knockout-HTF29-JuniorLiteweight;">GARBO</span><span style="line-height: normal; text-align: start; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Knockout-HTF29-JuniorLiteweight;">to the Allies and</span><span style="line-height: normal; text-align: start; font-size: 7.5pt; font-family: Knockout-HTF29-JuniorLiteweight;">ALARIC</span><span style="line-height: normal; text-align: start; font-size: 10pt; font-family: Knockout-HTF29-JuniorLiteweight;">to the Germans - the most successful double agent of the Second World War. Indeed, his spy network across Britain was so highly regarded that he was decorated for his achievements … by both sides.</span><p class="MsoNormal" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: normal; text-align: start; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Knockout-HTF29-JuniorLiteweight; color: black;">Throughout the war,</span><span style="font-size: 8pt; font-family: Knockout-HTF29-JuniorLiteweight; color: black;">GARBO</span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Knockout-HTF29-JuniorLiteweight; color: black;">kept the Germans supplied with reports from his ring of twenty-four agents. Hitler’s spymasters never discovered or even suspected a double-cross, but all the agents in</span><span style="font-size: 8pt; font-family: Knockout-HTF29-JuniorLiteweight; color: black;">GARBO</span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Knockout-HTF29-JuniorLiteweight; color: black;">’s network existed solely in his imagination.</span>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: normal; text-align: start; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Knockout-HTF29-JuniorLiteweight; color: black;">In one of the most daring espionage coups of all time,</span><span style="font-size: 8pt; font-family: Knockout-HTF29-JuniorLiteweight; color: black;">GARBO</span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Knockout-HTF29-JuniorLiteweight; color: black;">persuaded the enemy to hold back troops that might otherwise have defeated the Normandy landings on D-Day; without him, the Second World War could have taken a completely different course.</span>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8px; line-height: normal; text-align: start; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Knockout-HTF29-JuniorLiteweight; color: black;">For decades,</span><span style="font-size: 8pt; font-family: Knockout-HTF29-JuniorLiteweight; color: black;">GARBO</span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Knockout-HTF29-JuniorLiteweight; color: black;">’s true identity was a closely guarded secret. After the war, he vanished. Years later, after faking his own death, Juan Pujol García was persuaded by the author to emerge from the shadowy world of espionage, and in this new edition of his classic account, now updated to include his agents’ original MI5 files,</span><span style="font-size: 8pt; font-family: Knockout-HTF29-JuniorLiteweight; color: black;">GARBO</span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Knockout-HTF29-JuniorLiteweight; color: black;">reveals his unique story.</span>

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849546256
Publisher:
Biteback Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date:
08/11/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
866,702
File size:
1 MB

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