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This text presents the secrets of how British intelligence officers working undercover as liaison officers in East Germany stole advanced Soviet equipment and penetrated top-secret training areas. For 40 years the men from all three armed services, the SAS and the Foreign Office conducted an intelligence war against the massive Soviet military strength.
Published October 1st 1997 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published January 1st 1997)
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Jan 09, 2015 Corto rated it really liked it
Excellent overview of the British Commanders'-in-Chief Mission to the Soviet Forces in Germany (i.e., BRIXMIS) from the time of its inception to the end of the Cold War. BRIXMIS evolved from a curious agreement between the Allies at the end of World War II, allowing for military "liaison missions" to operate in each other's zones of occupation.

Naturally, once the Soviet Union began to enact it's aspirations, the liaison missions were, to put it lightly, in an interesting position.

At first, the B
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Aug 12, 2011 James Marinero rated it it was amazing
For fans of Len Deighton (Funeral in Berlin) and le Carre' (The Spy Who Came in from the Cold), this book portrays much of the backgound about what was happening, at least for the British Army Int. Corps. Not MI6/SIS, though there was certainly some crossover of information and posibly operations.

Yes, it's a history of espionage in Berlin as spying comes into the elctronic age, but also of the most amazing operations (like breaking into a hangar isn E Germany and sitting in a MIG fighter - yes,
Manchester Military History Society (MMHS)
Brillant account of little known part of the Cold War. Under post World War 2 treaties both the UK, France and the US were allowed to send military teams into East Germany to monitor military preparations. This tells their story and the obstacles the Soviets placed in their path to prevent them. I would love to find and english language book on Soxmix, their Soviet counterpart who were allowed to travel across West Germany under the same agreements.
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Apr 27, 2015 Colin Sinclair rated it it was amazing
This was an excellent book. Covers a lot of ground regarding the long mostly-secret history of the BRIXMIS 'liaison' operation in East Germany and their efforts to obtain intelligence on Soviet weapons, equipment and personnel.

The book is great on the day to day boys-own-adventure operational stuff (chases, tension, beatings), but also provides a higher level overview of the social and political ramifications/influences on the activity over the years.

Their are extensive appendices providing deta
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Tony Geraghty is a British-Irish writer and journalist. He served in the Parachute Regiment, and was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal for his work as a military liaison officer with U.S. forces during the Gulf War (1991). He has been a journalist for The Boston Globe and was the Sunday Times Defence Correspondent in the 1970s.
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