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Cargo of lies : the true story of a Nazi double agent in Canada

Author: Dean Beeby
Publisher: Toronto [Ontario] : University of Toronto Press, Ottawa, Ontario : Canadian Electronic Library, [1996] 2015. ©1996
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"On a chill autumn night in 1942, a German spy was rowed ashore from a U-boat off the Gaspe coast to begin a deadly espionage mission against the Allies. Thanks to an alert hotel-keeper's son, Abwehr agent 'Bobbi' was captured and forced by the RCMP to become Canada's first double agent." "For nearly fifty years the full story of the spy case, code-named Watchdog, was suppressed. Now, author Dean Beeby has uncovered  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 96134108
Named Person: Werner Alfred Waldemar von Janowski; Werner Alfred Waldemar von Janowski
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dean Beeby
ISBN: 9781442659766 1442659769
OCLC Number: 903968571
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 214 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: Prologue --
ONE Broken Boats, Broken Bodies --
TWO The Stranger in Room 11 --
THREE A Fluent and Fertile Liar --
FOUR Bobbi Calls Home --
FIVE C'est la guerre --
SIX Collapse --
SEVEN Operation Grete --
EIGHT Autopsy.
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