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Double cross : the true story of the D-day spies

Author: Ben Macintyre
Publisher: New York : Crown, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The story of D-Day has been told from many points of view, but never before from the perspectives of the key individuals in the Double Cross system. These include its director (a brilliant, urbane intelligence officer), a colorful assortment of MI5 handlers (as well as their counterparts in Nazi intelligence), and the five spies who formed Double Cross's nucleus: a dashing Serbian playboy, a Polish fighter pilot, a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Macintyre
ISBN: 9780307888754 0307888754 9780307888778 0307888770 9780307888761 0307888762
OCLC Number: 760971593
Description: 399 p., [32] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Raw recruits --
A bit of an enigma --
Roman and the cat --
Coat trailing --
The club --
Garbo takes the stage --
Popov goes shopping --
The great game --
The flock --
True agent, false agent, double agent --
Cockade --
Discovered treasure --
The walk-in --
A time for fortitude --
Enriching the chicken feed --
Artist paints a picture --
Monty's double --
The double dash --
Jebsen's new friend --
"Am I not always careful?" --
Operation Dora --
Guest of the Gestapo --
Bronx gets toothache --
Garbo's warning --
Second innings.
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"The story of D-Day has been told from many points of view, but never before from the perspectives of the key individuals in the Double Cross system. These include its director (a brilliant, urbane intelligence officer), a colorful assortment of MI5 handlers (as well as their counterparts in Nazi intelligence), and the five spies who formed Double Cross's nucleus: a dashing Serbian playboy, a Polish fighter pilot, a bisexual Peruvian party girl, a deeply eccentric Spaniard with a diploma in chicken farming, and a volatile Frenchwoman whose obsessive love for her pet dog very nearly wrecked the entire plan. The D-Day spies were, without question, one of the oddest military units ever assembled, and their success depended on the delicate, dubious relationship between spy and spymaster, both German and British. Their enterprise was saved from catastrophe by a shadowy sixth spy whose heroic sacrifice is revealed here for the first time."--Publisher description.

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