THE SECRET WAR WITH GERMANY : DECEPTION, ESPIONAGE, AND DIRTY TRICKS 1939-1945.

Breuer, William B.


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Shrewsbury, 1st Eng. ed., 1988. X + 318 pp., frontis-map., + other maps + various photo-ills. D.j., 23 x 15cm. Nr.FINE. 1 Cutting Tipped-in. The enormous effect of espionage, sabotage and propaganda on the outcome of World War II cannot be overestimated. How ULTRA broke the German's highest code; secret weapons of Peenemunde; the theft of the Wurzburg radar; the daring commando raid at St. Nazaire ' and smaller deceptions: a stolen map, a jammed radio signal ' all played their parts for eventual victory. Disasters, however, could not be avoided such as that of "Englandspiel" when the British failed to understand the messages from the Dutch underground indicating the sender had been captured. The entire Dutch underground network was compromised and destroyed. People, places and events are vividly reconstructed in the author's telling of the Bruneval raid, Dieppe, Dunkirk, Skorzeny's exploits, Germans in American uniforms, rumours, camouflaged airfields etc.


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