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by Oreste Pinto

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Spy-Catcher    (2013-04-08)


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by kwpowers

Pinto, Oreste. Spy-catcher. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1952.

The author of this book, Oreste Pinto, was a spy-catcher and was the chief of the Dutch Counter-Intelligence organization during World War II. He writes about different infamous spies he has caught during the war and writes an entire chapter about the traitor of Arnhem, Christian Lindemans. The purpose of the book is to inform people about the traitors during World War II and to explain the influence that the Dutch traitor had on Operation Market Garden in Arnhem. The information that the author used was his own person memories because he caught Christian Lindemans himself. This book has been a tremendous help for my research. It has provided me with a new and interesting reason behind the failure of Operation Market Garden. It is very beneficial to hear how this spy-catcher caught Lindemans and discovered his involvement with the German forces. He organized the content in the book very well and it was interesting to read the story of his suspicions about the Dutch traitor and to see how that ultimately led to the arrest of Lindemans. This book is an easy read and it is extremely interesting. It felt as if I was reading a story for entertainment instead of for research.  My paper will explore the various reasons behind the failure of Operation Market Garden in September of 1944 and this book has given me different perspectives behind the failure of it.

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