Piercing the Reich

Piercing the Reich

by Joseph E. Persico
     
 
With the war still raging across Europe in the fall of 1944, the U. S. government made a long-postponed decision to penetrate the heart of the Reich in order to gather intelligence about German defenses. Against the backdrop of mounting Allied casualties and prolonged conflict, author Joseph E. Persico tells the dramatic story of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS

Overview

With the war still raging across Europe in the fall of 1944, the U. S. government made a long-postponed decision to penetrate the heart of the Reich in order to gather intelligence about German defenses. Against the backdrop of mounting Allied casualties and prolonged conflict, author Joseph E. Persico tells the dramatic story of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) agents who risked their lives behind enemy lines and played a critical role in the war effort. Their goal was to infiltrate the most ruthless police state ever known and gather information at Nazi nerve centers. All the exciting missions are chronicled here: from the ill-fated operation code-named DILLON, which was foiled by a traitor in its midst, to the most daring move of all-the dropping of spies into Berlin itself.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780670554904
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
02/15/1979
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
1.00(w) x 1.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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