Saturday, April 21, 2012

How A Double Agent And Her Dog Nearly Lost Us The War: The Murky World Of The D-Day Spies

Christopher Hudson at the British newspaper the Daily Mail reviews Ben Macintrye's new book, Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies

Winston Churchill's admiring account of the British Secret Service could stand as a description of this book.

"Tangle within tangle, plot and counter-plot, ruse and treachery, cross and double-cross, true agent, false agent, double agent, gold and steel, the bomb, the dagger and the firing party, were interwoven in many a texture so intricate as to be incredible, and yet true."

It all came together in the gigantic deception mounted in 1944 to persuade Hitler that the D-Day landings in 1944 would be around Calais, miles away from the Normandy Coast.

You can read the rest of the piece via the below link: 

You can also read an earlier post on Ben Macintyre's Double Cross and watch a video of Macintyre discussing his book via the below link: 

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