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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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Vaidyanathan
Astounding Book. Terrific !!!!!
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
Vinitra Chaudhuri
A detail heavy read. Think William Dalrymple. Your brain gets overloaded with the jargon and spy pseudonyms. But - the fact on which this is based is an eye-opener. The subterfuge, the movie industry jumping into help and the intricacies of the great game made me ensure I finished the book. Not really a spoiler here - the whole German espionage system during WWII was actually managed by Great Britain. It was visionary in how they stuck with it from the early years of the war. And with Bletchley ...more
Cherie
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.
Marcelo
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This is the best Osprey book I've read this year!
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this aspect of the war never fails to fascinate me, no matter how many books i read about it
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Terry Crowdy was born in London in 1970. Initially a re-enactor, his interest in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars led to writing for specialist magazines, and then to book authorship.
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