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The Service: The Memoirs of General Reinhard Gehlen

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So startling and dramatic are these memoirs, the entire history of World War II will have to be rewritten because of them. Gehlen's revelations cannot fail to embarrass governments, cast doubts on famous leaders and causes, frighteningly underscore the fantastic power of espionage in world affairs. The Service is the memoir of General Reinhard Gehlen, legendary spymaster-i ...more
Hardcover, First Edition (U.S.)
Published 1972 by World Publishing/Times Mirror (first published 1971)
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In The Service, Reinhard Gehlen gives an account of his role in the nascent intelligence service first of allied-occupied West Germany, then of the Bundesrepublik Deutschland. The "service" began as the Abteilung Fremde Heere Ost, an organization that would later become the Bundesnachrichtendienst. Gehlen, of course, was a Major General in Nazi Germany's Fremde Heere Ost, the military intelligence organization tasked with gathering intelligence on the Soviet Union during World War II. As the war ...more
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According to sayings about this book i understand that a history researcher must read it İ really wonder this book but couldnt found anywhere yet
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Although a touch self-serving, and by no means completely revealing, for obvious reasons, this is a fascinating look into cold war espionage.
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Very disappointing as the information about Borman was proven wrong. He also travels very lightly over his service. You will find much more from other books on the subject.
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Been a long tome, but I remember it to be very interesting. May dust it off and re-read it.
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