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The Resource Double cross : the true story of the D-day spies, Ben Macintyre

Double cross : the true story of the D-day spies, Ben Macintyre

Label
Double cross : the true story of the D-day spies
Title
Double cross
Title remainder
the true story of the D-day spies
Statement of responsibility
Ben Macintyre
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The story of D-Day has been told from many points of view, but never before from the perspectives of the key individuals in the Double Cross system. These include its director (a brilliant, urbane intelligence officer), a colorful assortment of MI5 handlers (as well as their counterparts in Nazi intelligence), and the five spies who formed Double Cross's nucleus: a dashing Serbian playboy, a Polish fighter pilot, a bisexual Peruvian party girl, a deeply eccentric Spaniard with a diploma in chicken farming, and a volatile Frenchwoman whose obsessive love for her pet dog very nearly wrecked the entire plan. The D-Day spies were, without question, one of the oddest military units ever assembled, and their success depended on the delicate, dubious relationship between spy and spymaster, both German and British. Their enterprise was saved from catastrophe by a shadowy sixth spy whose heroic sacrifice is revealed here for the first time."--Publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Macintyre, Ben
Dewey number
940.54/21421
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D810.S8
LC item number
M237 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Deception (Military science)
  • Espionage
  • Spies
Label
Double cross : the true story of the D-day spies, Ben Macintyre
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [383]-386) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Raw recruits -- A bit of an enigma -- Roman and the cat -- Coat tailing -- The club -- Garbo takes the stage -- Popov goes shopping -- The great game -- The flock -- True agent, false agent, double agent -- Cockade -- Discovered treasure -- The walk-in -- A time for fortitude -- Enriching the chicken feed -- Artist paints a picture -- Monty's double -- The double dash -- Jebsen's new friend -- "Am I not always careful?" -- Operation Dora -- Guest of the Gestapo -- Bronx gets toothache -- Garbo's warning -- Second innings
Control code
1351899
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
399 pages, [32] pages of plates
Isbn
9780307888754
Lccn
2012003089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1351899
  • (OCoLC)760971593
Label
Double cross : the true story of the D-day spies, Ben Macintyre
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [383]-386) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Raw recruits -- A bit of an enigma -- Roman and the cat -- Coat tailing -- The club -- Garbo takes the stage -- Popov goes shopping -- The great game -- The flock -- True agent, false agent, double agent -- Cockade -- Discovered treasure -- The walk-in -- A time for fortitude -- Enriching the chicken feed -- Artist paints a picture -- Monty's double -- The double dash -- Jebsen's new friend -- "Am I not always careful?" -- Operation Dora -- Guest of the Gestapo -- Bronx gets toothache -- Garbo's warning -- Second innings
Control code
1351899
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
399 pages, [32] pages of plates
Isbn
9780307888754
Lccn
2012003089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1351899
  • (OCoLC)760971593

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