Wednesday, November 25, 2009
My On Espionage Column: My Q & A With Ben Macintyre, Author of 'Agent ZigZag: A True Story of One of World War II's Most Daring Double Agent,' Part One
GreatHistory.com published part one of my interview with Ben Macintyre, a writer-at-large and associate editor of the London Times, and the author of a fascinating book on Eddie Chapman, who was one of World War II's most daring double agents.
Chapman, a safecracker, con man and philanderer, was captured by the Nazis on the Island of Jersey in 1939. He convinced the Germans that he would make a good spy for them against the British and they trained him and dropped him by parachute into England. Once on the ground, he turned himself in to British intelligence. British Intelligence turned him into a double agent.
You can read my column via the below link: