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Agent Zigzag by Ben Macintyre
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Jan 26, 2011

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This is a true story about Eddie Chapman, a double agent for Great Britain in WWII. Chapman was extraordinary; a crook, womanizer, bon vivant, fearless, and clever. He was jailed in Jersey Island when the Germans took control and was singled out as a potential spy for Germany. He trained extensively, became a great friend to his handler and mentor, was in the pay of the German spy network, and immediately switched sides as soon as he parachuted into England to carry out a sabotage operation. He remained a double agent for the British throughout most of the war, providing immense value to his home country, only to be eventually sacked for revealing his identity to a former underworld compatriot. Eddie went back to a life of crime and became a wealthy man, but was never given the accolades he deserved and desired as a double agent.

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