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The Service: The Memoirs of General Reinhard Gehlen
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
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May 06, 2009 Διόνυσος Ελευθέριος rated it it was ok · review of another edition
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