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The Walls Have Ears: The Greatest Intelligence Operation of World War II

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A history of the elaborate and brilliantly sustained World War II intelligence operation by which Hitler’s generals were tricked into giving away vital Nazi secrets

At the outbreak of World War II, MI6 spymaster Thomas Kendrick arrived at the Tower of London to set up a top secret operation: German prisoners’ cells were to be bugged and listeners installed behind the wal
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Hardcover, 320 pages
Published September 24th 2019 by Yale University Press
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Oct 07, 2019 rated it it was ok
This book was not quite what I expected.

Early chapters were riveting: outlining the set up of M Rooms (microphone rooms), and the extent to which the cells, rooms, buildings, even trees, windowsills, and plants were bugged. But the book felt muddled midway through, and, disappointingly, the intriguing character of Lord Aberfeldy played a very small role, despite how promising the blurb made him sound. Instead, focus was placed upon feuds between the cohort of German generals. This did make for
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Helen Fry has written numerous books on the Second World War with particular reference to the 10,000 Germans and Austrians who fought for Britain in the war.

Other books by Helen include histories of various Anglo-Jewish communities, including The Lost Jews of Cornwall (with Keith Pearce); and The Jews of Exeter. Her titles also include books on Christian-Jewish Dialogue. Her textbook Christian-Je
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