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The London-Budapest Game
     

The London-Budapest Game

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by Catherine Eva Schandl
 

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'The London-Budapest Game' is the true sequel to 'Sword of the Turul,' with a unique glimpse into the British underground in World War II Hungary - and its aftermath. From 1991 to 2001, a Swedish-Russian joint Commission investigating the fate of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg discovered that 3 Hungarian numbered prisoners secretly held in Vladimir prison, Soviet

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'The London-Budapest Game' is the true sequel to 'Sword of the Turul,' with a unique glimpse into the British underground in World War II Hungary - and its aftermath. From 1991 to 2001, a Swedish-Russian joint Commission investigating the fate of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg discovered that 3 Hungarian numbered prisoners secretly held in Vladimir prison, Soviet Union had been connected to his case. One was Karoly Schandl, a young lawyer in Budapest who lived near the Swedish Embassy. This is the continuation of his shocking true story, supported by historical documents and excerpts from his private writings. Karoly's anti- Nazi resistance group was led by his childhood friend, Gabor Haraszty, a.k.a. British agent ALBERT. The group had links to MI9, ISLD (MI6), SOE, Colonel Howie, the Dutch and Polish Underground, the Tito partisans, and a group of famous Jewish parachutists from Palestine, with whom they had planned to collaborate in Hungary. It was a dangerous game, and only a few would survive ...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781430311782
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
08/09/2007
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
1,114,120
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

Meet the Author

Catherine Eva Schandl, B.A. Honours, M.Ed., is a Canadian writer and researcher of Hungarian origin. Catherine is the author of the well received book "Sword of the Turul," which was featured in the 2006 special volume of the Wallenberg Bulletin. The book can also be found in Yad Vashem library, and was recently used as one of the sources for an article about Raoul Wallenberg's intelligence contacts in Hungary - in the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter.

The London-Budapest Game is the newly released sequel to "Sword of the Turul." Based on the author's historical research, "The London-Budapest Game" offers a unique glimpse into the hidden world of the British intelligence service in Nazi-occupied Hungary - and the shocking aftermath. Some allied agents and members of the underground narrowly escaped SMERSH, others were killed, but a few were secretly imprisoned in the Soviet Union, for years ...

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'The London-Budapest Game' (2007) is the true sequel to 'Sword of the Turul,' offering an exciting glimpse into the hidden world of the British Underground in World War II Budapest - and its aftermath. Real names are used throughout the book. From 1991 to 2001, at the request of Raoul Wallenberg¿s brother, a Swedish-Russian joint Commission was set up to investigate the fate of Swedish Diplomat Raoul Wallenberg. The commission discovered that 3 Hungarian numbered prisoners secretly held in isolation in Vladimir prison, Soviet Union had been connected to the Wallenberg case. One of the three Hungarian numbered prisoners was Karoly Schandl, an idealistic young lawyer in Budapest who had been living near the Swedish Embassy on Gellert Hill. His incredible true story continues in The London-Budapest Game. Shocking new information is revealed, supported by historical documents uncovered by the author. The book also includes never before published excerpts from Schandl¿s private writings. The anti-Nazi resistance group Karoly Schandl operated in was led by his childhood friend, Gabor Haraszty, a young Hungarian lawyer of Jewish origin. Gabor was known as British intelligence agent ALBERT. The group had links to MI9 British intelligence Colonel Howie the Dutch and Polish Underground the Tito partisans and a group of famous Jewish parachutists from Palestine, with whom they had planned to collaborate in Hungary. In an ironic twist of fate, parachutist Joel Palgi once found himself mistaken by the Nazis for the British agent ALBERT. It was a dangerous game ¿ and only a few would survive ...