Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies
Publish date: March 27th 2012
Pages no: 433
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Spy Thriller
, World War II
, Military History
, European History
This book. Is. Amazing.Do you know how many uncaptured German spies were operating in Britain during WWII?Zero.That's right.Every single German spy was either captured or became part of MI5's XX System, aka "Double-Cross." And each one of them was... a character. As McIntyre puts it: "They included...
Those familiar with WWII would know that the Normandy landings were one of its milestones but most would not know the espionage operations that went towards ensuring its success, and their extent. 'Double Cross' does an excellent job of introducing the reader to Operation Fortitude - the operation t...
I've read Ben Macintyre's Operation Mincemeat: How a Dead Man and a Bizarre Plan Fooled the Nazis and Assured an Allied Victory and Agent Zigzag: A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betrayal and his last book Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies about MI5 work in WW2 is just interes...
Double agents in WWII! Non-fiction, but very well told and a fascinating part of the war story.
Book of The Weekblurbs - A team of agents (codenames Bronx, Brutus, Treasure, Tricycle and Garbo) is recruited to work as part of the 'Double Cross System' run by the secret Twenty Committee.D-Day, 6 June 1944, the turning point of the Second World War, was a victory of arms. But it was also a trium...
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