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Between Silk and Cyanide by Leo Marks
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Jul 18, 2011

it was amazing
Read from January 15 to July 18, 2011

Bought the book on a whim at the annual book auction in is one of the most interesting books I have ever encountered.

It is a first person accounting of the 40-45 British cyrpto ops which involved many of the primary intel insertions into Europe.

The author, Leo Marks, as a young early 20-something wunder-kind, as a young single jewish child, wrote this fascinating book about twenty years before the Brits would allow it to be published.

His stories about individual agents have led me to other books and films about some of these amazingly brave people who were dropped behind enemy lines understanding they had a very limited life-shelf.

The author writes in a very British way, which made it slow reading, but it was an amazing story.


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Jodell Josserand thanks, I have it on my order list...

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