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The Hunt for Nazi Spies: Fighting Espionage in Vichy France
From 1940 to 1942, French secret agents arrested more than two thousand spies working for the Germans and executed several dozen of them—all despite the Vichy government’s declared collaboration with the Third Reich. A previously untold chapter in the history of World War II, this duplicitous activity is the gripping subject of The Hunt for Nazi Spies, a tautly narrated ch ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published December 30th 2007 by University Of Chicago Press
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Translated for it's original French text, Simon Kitson has added some more historical background for his Anglophono audience. It also includes a great amount of newly discovered material from various sources that came forward after the first edition's release. The only thing I find a bit dry is a lack of personal accounts of Germany and French espionage. Maybe as the book progresses...