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Terry Crowdy
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Deceiving Hitler: Double Cross and Deception in World War II

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During the Second World War the Allies controlled every active German agent in Britain. This placed Allied Intelligence services in a unique position. The Allies were able to feed spurious information back to Germany which mixed scraps of truthful information with misleading details in a believable mix of information. Out of this process of deception grew an entire organiz ...more
ebook, 352 pages
Published December 20th 2011 by Osprey Publishing (first published September 23rd 2008)
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Paul Letters
Terry Crowdy draws us into the realm of Double Cross, MI5’s systematic procurement of Nazi Germany’s entire raft of spies in Britain during World War II. Some were executed, more rarely left their prison cells, but many were ‘turned’ and sent back to the Reich – via wireless or letter – all sorts of misinformation designed to aid not Germany but Britain. Once the first Nazi spy was caught and turned, requests were made for more to be sent from Germany. Then they were picked up upon arrival – oft ...more
This work was often rather dry and tedious reading due to the maze of details necessary to military history, but the scope and ingenuity of Allied WWII deception -- mostly successful -- is extraordinary and well worth your time and effort.
Laura S
this aspect of the war never fails to fascinate me, no matter how many books i read about it
Ken Jacobs
I read about half of this book. Some parts were good; others were just boring. Too much detail...
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