THE SPY WEB by Francis Noel-Baker


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An account and analysis of five Soviet espionage rings, based on the now fully known facts, reveals not only a unanimity of purpose (in which Russia has regarded every non-communist nation as an enemy, even at the time that she was an ""ally""), as well as a uniformity of method. And there is a further common identification between the men who became informers- always from a sense of mission rather than mercenary gain. In these annals you will meet (not for the first time) Doctor Richard Sorge, perhaps the most successful single operator, who conducted his outpost in Tokyo for eight years; Colonel Zabotin, the genial Russian Military Attache, who used his headquarters for the transmission of information until the breakdown of his cipher clerk, Gouzenko; the Vavoudes group- In Greece- who displayed the widest range of subversive activity along with great disregard of all the rules; and in Sweden, Andersson who became an informer for no known reason- and Enbom- the ultimate victim of his conscience... An expose, this is also even more of an exposition of the techniques and tactics of the enemy within- and while not as subtle as Alan Moorehead's The Traitors, it serves as a sober object lesson and omen.

Publisher: Vanguard