Wednesday, December 2, 2009

My On Espionage Column: My Q&A With Ben Macintyre, Author of 'Agent ZigZag: The Story of One of World War II's Most Daring Double Agents,' Part II has published the second column of my series on Eddie Chapman, the con man and crook that became one of the most daring double agents in World War II.
Captured by the Nazis early in the war and imprisoned, Chapman used his con man skills to convince the Nazis that he would make a good spy and saboteur for them against the British.
The Nazis trained Chapman in spy tradecraft and had him parachute back into England. Once on the ground, he turned himself into the British Security Services. The British then turned the crook into a double agent against the Nazis.
Ben Macintrye, a writer-at-large and associate editor to the London Times, has written a very interesting book about Chapman called Agent ZigZag: A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love and Betrayal (Harmony).
I interviewed Ben Macintyre and you can read part two of my series via the link below:

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