4 edition of Double cross; encounters with industrial spies. found in the catalog.
Double cross; encounters with industrial spies.
Includes bibliographical references.
|LC Classifications||HD38 .B244|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||vii, 279 p.|
|Number of Pages||279|
|LC Control Number||74154802|
The spies themselves pretty much expected that their stories would never be known. Macintyre has also written and presented BBC documentaries of his work. Despite the need to watch out for agendas and omissions, there are of course some fabulous and unmissable books about this world of betrayal, particularly from the cold war era. This epic event has never before been told from the perspective of the key individuals in the Double Cross system, until now. He looks at how both sides recruited agents, controlled them, their methods of communications and how the British used the time delay for getting information from Britain to Spain to their advantage.
InDouble Cross, Macintyre returns with the untold story of the grand final deception of the war and of the extraordinary spies who achieved it. She looked like a bored society girl who was in the mood to grab the nearest guy and leave the party. Throw in nail-biting suspense and the occasional decadent Nazi fickle mistress optional and, with Macintyre in charge, you're virtually guaranteed a history book that reads like a spy novel. Macintyre is a master at leading the reader down some very tortuous paths while ensuring they never lose their bearings. Throw in nail-biting suspense and the occasional decadent Nazi fickle mistress optional and, with Macintyre in charge, you're virtually guaranteed a history book that reads like a spy novel.
Though some are idealists others seem like mere adventurers, some as opportunists, others just want to stay off the front lines or make some easy money. Puts other spy tales to shame. Great stuff. Especially in the early war, most of the German controllers were based in either Spain or Portugal. Skillfully woven together, they form one of the most gripping narratives I have ever read.
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A Scot and something of a playboy, Robertson had some early experience with double agents; just prior to the war he had been case officer to Arthur Owens code name Snow. But the author is also adept at communicating the seriousness and the stakes of the underlying game…. When the Cabinet learned of the deception on 15 August, Herbert Morrison ruled against it, saying that they had no right to decide that one man should die while another should survive.
A crucial aspect of the system was the need for genuine information to be sent along with the deception material.
Description In his celebrated bestsellersAgent ZigzagandOperation Mincemeat, Ben Macintyre told the dazzling true stories of a remarkable WWII double agent and of how the Allies employed a corpse to fool the Nazis and assure a decisive victory.
The New Spymasters, my new book, is the product of nearly 20 years of writing about and meeting spies, ever since they emerged from the shadows of the Berlin Wall. The deception was so effective that the Germans kept 15 divisions in reserve near Calais even after the invasion had begun, lest it prove to be a diversion from the main invasion at Calais.
But this epic event in world history has never before been told from the perspectives of the key individuals in the Double Cross System. I mean Hale you sauve little 16 year old. These eccentric spies made Robertson aware that handling double agents was going to be a difficult task.
It was used to disguise the development of "Gee", the Allies' navigation aid for bombers  :ch 25 One of the agents sent genuine information about Operation Torch to the Germans.
Search Online and in-store stock may differ. Macintyre's research is impressive, as is his ability to shape disparate facts into a breathless page-turner….
Double Cross is an utterly gripping story. So thank you Ally! Are you sure this is safe Ally? It is proof of the old adage that truth is stranger than fiction.
I believe that no matter what their initial reasons for turning double agent in the end they decided to do what was right for themselves, their families, and the world. A number of agents connected with the system were run in neutral Spain and Portugal. This much sexiness and danger can't be healthy?
Macintyre is a master at leading the reader down some very tortuous paths while ensuring they never lose their bearings. Where would we be if these troubled, eccentric and hang-it-all characters hadn't known how to lie, and lie well? They included a bisexual Peruvian playgirl, a tiny Polish fighter pilot, a mercurial Frenchwoman a Serbian seducer, and a This book was absolutely hilarious.
Early agents[ edit ] Following a July conference in Kielthe Abwehr German intelligence began an espionage campaign against Britain involving intelligence gathering and sabotage.
Am I right ladies? Photograph: Martin Godwin for the Guardian Betrayal, seduction and subterfuge: these devilish arts are central to the ancient craft of spying.Mar 27, · But at its heart was the 'Double Cross System', a team of double agents controlled by the secret Twenty Committee, so named because twenty in Roman numerals forms a double cross.
The key D-Day spies were just five in number, and one of the oddest military units ever assembled: a bisexual Peruvian playgirl, a tiny Polish fighter pilot, a Serbian 4/5(21). Julia Roberts and Clive Owen co-star as rival spies who also happen to be in love; but their romance is complicated by the $million scam they are trying to run in the industrial espionage caper.
Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies. Hear the absorbing true story of five remarkable double agents who helped to make D-Day a triumph of espionage and deceit, as well as a victory of arms.
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heist, fiction, girls. The world of Reviews: The Double-Cross System or XX System was a World War II counter-espionage and deception operation of the British Security Service (a civilian organisation usually referred to by its cover title MI5).
Nazi agents in Britain – real and false – were captured, turned themselves in or simply announced themselves, and were then used by the British to broadcast mainly disinformation to their Nazi.