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- Listening Length: 12 hours and 39 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Random House Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: July 31, 2012
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B008R63DJO
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By 1942 the smart money in Germany was on an invasion on the European continent in France or Scandinavia by Allied forces. It was thought to be both inevitable and somewhat imminent. The time factor was based on many things, including build-up of invasion forces, the war effort in other European theater sites, and, of course, the geography of France. Just looking at a map shows the shortest distance was from Dover in Kent to Calais - as I wrote before, about 21 miles. Hitler and the German High Command were expecting the invasion in that area, and had mined the beaches and inner area in preparation for repelling an invasion. There were many troops stationed in the area, too. But, the Germans also mined and prepared the Normandy beaches with the same mines and hill top fortifications, though not as many as in Calais and they also had fewer troops stationed in Normandy.Read more ›
Tar Robertson created a bodyguard of liars - the "Double Cross System" coordinated by the Twenty (XX) Committee. They specialised in turning German spies into double agents.Read more ›
In the early 1940s Britain's situation looked pretty desperate as she faced a triumphant Third Reich. Fortunately, along with all the pluck and perseverance we know the British people showed in "their finest hour" they also had a team of highly intelligent, extremely imaginative and creative, not to mention downright devious, men and women hard at work in MI5 and MI6. Their job was to identify German spies within Great Britain, turn them if possible into double agents, and then use them to mislead the Germans as to Allied intentions.
The stories Macintyre relates are fascinating. At one point the British actually had the Abwehr (German military intelligence) funding British efforts to undermine Germany's spy networks! Some of Germany's most trusted and apparently reliable spies in Britain were actually feeding disinformation to them! Eventually the British efforts spread to the US, where the FBI's anti-espionage efforts were laughably feeble in comparison.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Interesting and enlightening. Somewhat hard to follow at first with all the different names - real and code. I never knew of this important operation.Published 9 days ago by Alan B. Buchan
It is a great read. Sometime hard to follow and story is repetitive. Sometime very slow moving and then you are on the of your seat. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Mark Wolf
A well written documentation of double agents misleading the Nazis.
It is incredible that they could cause the Germans to believe Normandy WS not the main thrust on D day.
Another great book by Mr. McIntire! A page turner and a wonderful read. Ben is our window into WWII England. Thank you so much for this and all your works.Published 2 months ago by William Hinkley
An enjoyable read. It is hard to keep track of which double-agent is which, and which did what, but it is well worth the effort to try. Read morePublished 3 months ago by bcb