1st ed., 1984. Vii + 199 pp., photo-plates. D.j., 22 x 14cm. D.j., spine slightly faded o/w Nr.FINE. This is the true story of German Military Intelligence during the Second World War and of the enigmatic man who commanded it until the last months of the war. It is a story of incredible intrigue, unequalled successes, abysmal failures, and it offers an inside view of the ruling Nazi hierarchy not found elsewhere. It was primarily from the Abwehr that Hitler and his supreme generals got the information which they used in planning European subjugation. One man, German Abwehr commandant Admiral Canaris, engineered Hitler’s first defeat in negotiations, and seemed to do much more. This is the story of an organization dedicated to a Nazi triumph, commanded by a man who was dedicated to a Nazi defeat.