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The Double-Cross System: The Incredible Story of How Nazi Spies Were Turned into Double Agents
     

The Double-Cross System: The Incredible Story of How Nazi Spies Were Turned into Double Agents

by J. C. Masterman
 

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The classic account of how British intelligence penetrated and practically operated Nazi Germany's spy network within the British IslesWith great imagination, care, and precise coordination, the British were able to identify Nazi agents, induce many to defect, and supply completely false information to Germany about bombings, battles, and even the D-Day invasion.

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The classic account of how British intelligence penetrated and practically operated Nazi Germany's spy network within the British IslesWith great imagination, care, and precise coordination, the British were able to identify Nazi agents, induce many to defect, and supply completely false information to Germany about bombings, battles, and even the D-Day invasion. Told by the man who masterminded the entire, unbelievable four-and-a-half-year scheme, and filled with extraordinary stories and dazzling tidbits, The Double-Cross System is a testimony to Britain's skill in the fine art of counterespionage.

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“Superbly written . . . maintains an attractive balance between the heroism of the action and the cool tone of the telling.” —New York Times “Engrossing and authoritative.” —Atlantic Monthly “One of the most fascinating wartime tales of all.” —Newsweek

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762772810
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/18/2011
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
646,475
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Sir John Masterman served as provost of Worcester College at Oxford and vice-chancellor of Oxford University before his work with British Intelligence during the Second World War. He is also the author of several mystery books, including An Oxford Tragedy, Fate Cannot Harm Me, and Marshall Ney.

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