The Secret Surrender: The Classic Insider's Account of the Secret Plot to Surrender Northern Italy During WWII

The Secret Surrender: The Classic Insider's Account of the Secret Plot to Surrender Northern Italy During WWII

by Allen W. Dulles
     
 

This is the classic and controversial inside story of Operation Sunrise, which brought about the surrender of a million Nazi and Fascist forces in World War II.

Allen Dulles—who became director of the CIA in 1953—guided the delicate, top-secret negotiations in Switzerland as an officer of the OSS. Dulles now reveals one of the most successful

Overview

This is the classic and controversial inside story of Operation Sunrise, which brought about the surrender of a million Nazi and Fascist forces in World War II.

Allen Dulles—who became director of the CIA in 1953—guided the delicate, top-secret negotiations in Switzerland as an officer of the OSS. Dulles now reveals one of the most successful intelligence operations of our time in an immediate, personal, compelling, and suspenseful narrative.

Here he recreates the climate of terror that paralyzed the German top military command and delayed surrender even when all hope of an Axis victory was gone, vividly conveying the hidden antagonisms of important Nazis concerned for their personal safety. He describes the hazards of keeping open the channels of communication with the SS general in Italy who defied Hitler's "scorched earth" command. Finally, he recounts the tension-packed weeks during which Allied support of the surrender plan was secured despite Stalin's plot to wreck the enterprise.
The Secret Surrender conveys the breathless excitement of a fictional thriller. But most important, it furnishes valuable, firsthand insight into the end of World War II and—some have argued—the beginning of the Cold War.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592283682
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/2006
Edition description:
First
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Allen W. Dulles served under eight U.S. presidents, from Woodrow Wilson to John F. Kennedy, and was director of the Central Intelligence Agency from 1953 to 1961.

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