The Hornet's Sting: The Amazing Untold Story of World War II Spy Thomas Sneum
The exploits of Tommy Sneum, the Danish-born spy who died in 2007, made him a legend in espionage circles. But until now, the full extraordinary story of Sneum’s action-packed career as a British-run spy has never been told.Based on hundreds of hours of interviews with Sneum, Mark Ryan describes how Tommy made an incredible escape from Denmark in a battered old Hornet Mo ...more
A very interesting part of the story is the relationship between Sneun, the British Intelligence Service and the Danish covert agencies trying to establish an effective spy network ...more
It’s impossible to read the book without learning a lot. For instance, I had no idea that Britain had two different spy agencies that were battling each other for control of spying missions. Similarly, I didn’t know it was common practice to take people who had escaped from behind ...more
Don't get me wrong, it was interesting. It was just leaned toward unbelievable.
The book is the story of Thomas Sneum, a Dane who served as a British spy during World War II. His life as a spy in German-controlled Denmark was amazingly close to James Bond--at one point Sneum actually refuels ...more
involved in war resistance in WWII. This book shows how someone who is not a perfect
person, who would never have been expected to do amazing things at such a young age
was very instrumental in winning an extremely important war. I loved the book.