Agent Tate

The Wartime Story of Harry Williamson

Author: Tommy Jonason,Simon Olsson

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445609363

Category: History

Page: 268

View: 902

The wartime career of British double-cross agent TATE, who makes agent ZIGZAG look like a bit of a wuss

Most Secret War

Author: R.V. Jones

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141957670

Category: History

Page: 608

View: 6347

Reginald Jones was nothing less than a genius. And his appointment to the Intelligence Section of Britain's Air Ministry in 1939 led to some of the most astonishing scientific and technological breakthroughs of the Second World War. In Most Secret War he details how Britain stealthily stole the war from under the Germans' noses by outsmarting their intelligence at every turn. He tells of the 'battle of the beams'; detecting and defeating flying bombs; using chaff to confuse radar; and many other ingenious ideas and devices. Jones was the man with the plan to save Britain and his story makes for riveting reading.

The Hidden History of Bletchley Park

A Social and Organisational History, 1939–1945

Author: C. Smith

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137484934

Category: History

Page: 238

View: 4654

This book is a 'hidden' history of Bletchley Park during the Second World War, which explores the agency from a social and gendered perspective. It examines themes such as: the experience of wartime staff members; the town in which the agency was situated; and the cultural influences on the wartime evolution of the agency.

The Spy with 29 Names

The story of the Second World War’s most audacious double agent

Author: Jason Webster

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448137888

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 6870

He fought on both sides in the Spanish Civil War. He was awarded the Iron Cross by Hitler and an MBE by Britain. To MI5 he was known as Garbo. To the Abwehr, he was Alaric. He also went by Rags the Indian Poet, Mrs Gerbers, Stanley the Welsh Nationalist – and 24 other names. He tricked Hitler over D-Day. He was the greatest double agent in history. But who, exactly, was Juan Pujol? Using his intimate knowledge of Spain and his skills as a crime novelist, Jason Webster tells for the first time the full true story of the character who captured the imagination in Ben Macintyre’s Double Cross. He tells of Pujol’s early life in Spain, his determination to fight totalitarianism and his strange journey from German spy to MI5. Working for the British, whom he saw as the exemplars of freedom and democracy, he created a bizarre fictional network of spies – 29 of them – that misled the entire German high command, including Hitler himself. Above all, in Operation Fortitude he diverted German Panzer divisions away from Normandy, playing a crucial role in safeguarding D-Day and ending the war, and securing his reputation as the most successful double agent of the war. Meticulously researched, yet told with the verve of a thriller, The Spy with 29 Names uncovers the truth – far stranger than any fiction – about the spy behind one of recent history’s most important and dramatic events.

Ian Fleming's Commandos

The Story of the Legendary 30 Assault Unit

Author: Nicholas Rankin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199912025

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 5531

In 1941, the United Kingdom faced its darkest hour: it stood alone against the Germans, who had chased British forces out of France, Norway, and Greece. All it had left were desperate measures--commando raids, intelligence coups, feats of derring-do. Any such "novel enterprise," wrote Admiral John Godfrey, Director of Naval Intelligence, required "an officer with drive and imagination of the highest order." He found one in Commander Ian Fleming. In Ian Fleming's Commandos, Nicholas Rankin tells the exciting story of a secret intelligence outfit conceived and organized by Fleming. Named 30 Assault Unit, the group was expected to seize enemy codebooks, cipher machines, and documents in high-stakes operations. Assault unit commandos fought in the North African campaign and the invasions of Sicily and Italy, poked over the bones of bombed Pantelleria, and liberated Capri. Rebranded '30 Assault Unit', they went ashore on D-Day, heading for rocket-sites and radar-stations. They helped liberate Paris (including the Ritz Bar and the Rothschild mansion) and then set out to steal scientific and industrial secrets from the heart of Germany. Their final amazing coup was to seize the entire archives of the German Navy's three hundred tons of documents. Ian Fleming flew out in person to accompany the loot back to Britain, where it was combed for evidence to use in the Nuremburg trials. Based on incisive research and written with verve and insight, this new paperback edition of Ian Fleming's Commandos brings to life a long-obscured chapter of World War II and reveals the inspiration behind Fleming's famous fiction.


Zeitschrift für Seewesen

Author: Matti E. Mäkelä

Publisher: N.A


Category: Naval art and science

Page: N.A

View: 5093

Vols. 12-24 include Die Marineliteratur im Jahre 1900-1912 (1906-1912 as separately paged supplements)

Senior High School Library Catalog

Author: H.W. Wilson Company

Publisher: N.A


Category: Best books

Page: N.A

View: 7607

Each vol. is divided into 2 parts 1st-7th ed.: Dictionary catalog and Classified catalog; 8th-9th ed. have 3rd. part: Directory of publishers.

Best-kept secret

Canadian secret intelligence in the Second World War

Author: John Bryden

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 390

View: 1106

The SIGINT Secrets

The Signals Intelligence War, 1900 to Today : Including the Persecution of Gordon Welchman

Author: Nigel West

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780688095154

Category: Political Science

Page: 347

View: 9751

Traces the history of British signals intelligence and the British Government Communications Headquarters, and discusses spying techniques

Secret Forces of World War Two

Author: Philip Warner

Publisher: Leo Cooper Books

ISBN: 9781844151141

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 1647

"An astonishing number and variety of unorthodox military units were created during World War II. Both the Axis and the Allies soon discovered that special missions called for special soldiers. Men were found to gather intelligence, to sabotage, to assassinate, and to perform operations behind enemy lines that ranged from secret harassment to open warfare. For missions as large as the Allied raid on Dieppe in 1942; as small as the kidnapping of German General Kreipe off the island of Crete; or as secret and vital as denying the Nazis access to Norwegian 'heavy water', thus preventing them from building the atom bomb, special forces, under whatever name, were necessary." "This book is filled with true stories of little-known actions fought on every front and in every corner of the globe from 1939 to 1945. Drawing upon privileged interviews with those who served, Philip Warner tells of hitherto hushed-up operations of the Commandos, the SAS, the OSS, the Chindits, Merrill's Marauders, Darby's Rangers and many more secret groups. He also explains the influence of men such as Orde Wingate, David Stirling, Lord Louis Mountbatten and 'Wild Bill' Donovan." "Special Forces of World War II lifts the veil on the full range of Allied elite units that made a vital contribution to final victory, albeit all too often at a terrible price."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

A thread of deceit

espionage myths of World War II

Author: Nigel West

Publisher: Random House Inc


Category: History

Page: 166

View: 7890

Drawing on original research and literary investigation, this study sheds new light on such World War II events as the raid on Pearl Harbor, the Dieppe mission, the bombing of Coventry, and the careers of the spies Intrepid and Cicero

Subject Catalog

Author: Library of Congress

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 3469

Hostilities Only

Training the Wartime Royal Navy

Author: Brian Lavery

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 304

View: 8184

"Using eyewitness accounts and previously unpublished research, Brian Lavery reveals the sheer scale of this unprecedented operation and recounts the experiences of men and women who were plunged into a challenging and unfamiliar environment. Featuring black and white archive photography, this book tells one of the major untold stories of the Second World War."--BOOK JACKET.

The Cumulative Book Index

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 4183

A world list of books in the English language.

British foreign policy, 1918-1945

a guide to research and research materials

Author: Sidney Aster

Publisher: Scholarly Resources Inc


Category: Reference

Page: 324

View: 8514

The Economist

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Commerce

Page: N.A

View: 2519