1st Eng., lang., ed., 1971. Xxix + 310 pp., photo-plates. D.j., 24 x 16cm. 2 small repairs to d.j., o/w V.G. This is the true story of "Red Orchestra", the Russian espionage organisation at work in Germany and occupied Europe during the early years of the Second World War. As background, the author also surveys Russian espionage activities in Germany during the inter-war period. This was the first factual documented account of one of the major "cloak and dagger" games of the Second World War. In his conclusion the author draws up a balance sheet. What, in concrete terms, did all this clandestine activity achieve? The result indicates that the Russians were not such super-spies nor the Germans such efficient policemen as we were led to believe.