SPIES AND TRAITORS OF WORLD WAR II by Kurt Singer

SPIES AND TRAITORS OF WORLD WAR II

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Meaty menu for the man in the street, who cannot pass a verdict on its accuracy, this is the long, many tentacled record of the Nazi mastermind, Admiral Canaris, and his manipulations of people, native and alien, for German domination. From Mata Hari in the last year, through battles with OGPU's Beria, to British and American subversive plottings, the instigation of a new Nazi underground -- detailed with specific instances, names, dates. Fifth column agitation; the refugee racket; false passports; the sinking of the Royal Oak; German and Japanese coalition against the U.S.; dirty work in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Ireland, in the Arctic, in Havana, in India; combat espionage in Africa; the sabotaging of the Normandie; the counterespionage of the FBO and other organizations -- this is a broad canvas of the intricate linkings of agents, subagents, and wheels within wheels of derman secret service. In addition to providing rich harvest for the devotee of true spy stories, this should make us realize how all embracing is the secret mesh of underground enemy operation.

Pub Date: July 23rd, 1945
Publisher: Prentice Hall