Agent Zigzag

Author: Ben Macintyre

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408811499

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 5957


A gripping tale of loyalty, love, treachery, espionage, and the thin and shifting line between fidelity and betrayal.

Agent Zigzag

Author: Ben Macintyre

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408806843

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 6755


SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD 'Engrossing as any thriller' - Daily Telegraph 'Incredible' Sunday Telegraph 'Superb. Meticulously researched, splendidly told, immensely entertaining' John le Carré _______ One December night in 1942, a Nazi parachutist landed in a Cambridgeshire field. His mission: to sabotage the British war effort. His name was Eddie Chapman, but he would shortly become MI5's Agent Zigzag. Dashing and suave, courageous and unpredictable, Chapman was by turns a traitor, a hero, a villain and a man of conscience. But, as his spymasters and many lovers often wondered, who was the real Eddie Chapman? Ben Macintyre weaves together diaries, letters, photographs, memories and top-secret MI5 files to create an exhilarating account of Britain's most sensational double agent.

Agent Tate

Author: Tommy Jonason,Simon Olsson

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445609363

Category: History

Page: 268

View: 5220


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

Nazi Intelligence Operations in Non-Occupied Territories

Author: Christopher Vasey

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476624585

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 4385


Drawing heavily on recently declassified sources, this examination of German wartime intelligence services traces the logistical and strategic expansion of the Third Reich's foreign covert operations in World War II. Beginning with the changes introduced to counteract institutional neglect, the author describes attempts to penetrate both neutral and adversarial nations outside territories occupied by the Wehrmacht. The Nazis created covert teams for counterintelligence and penetrating border defenses. Strategies were formed for assembling saboteur divisions in North and South America, while data were gathered on industrial installations to target. American fascist movements of the 1930s are discussed, along with Nazi sabotage missions in the United States and intelligence penetrations and domestic collusion in Latin America.

Zigzag

Author: Nicholas Booth

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 034941730X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

View: 1144


Eddie Chapman was a womaniser, blackmailer and safecracker. He was also a great hero - the most remarkable double agent of the Second World War. Chapman became the only British national ever to be awarded an Iron Cross for his work for the Reich. He was also the only German spy ever to be parachuted into Britain twice. But it was all an illusion: Eddie fooled the Germans in the same way he conned his victims in civilian life. He was working for the British all along. Until now, the full story of Eddie Chapman's extraordinary exploits has never been told, thwarted by the Official Secrets Act. Now at last all the evidence has been released, including Eddie's M15 files, and a complete account of what he achieved is told in this enthralling book.

Deathly Deception

Author: Denis Smyth

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019960598X

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 945


With the use of false transmissions and forged documents on a strategically placed dead body, Britain was able to perpetuate a great ruse on the Nazi Machine.

Agent Provocateur for Hitler or Churchill?

Author: David Tremain

Publisher: Pen and Sword History

ISBN: 152677965X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 296

View: 2508


There have been many remarkable women who served British Intelligence during the Second World War. One whose dubious claim to have worked for them is a fascinating tale involving three marriages – the first, to a spurious White Russian prince; the second to a playboy-turned-criminal involved in a major jewellery robbery in the heart of London’s Mayfair in the late 1930s. After the war she became romantically involved with a well-known British Fascist, but finally married another notorious criminal whom she had met earlier during the war. The descriptions variously ascribed to her ranged from ‘remarkable’ and ‘quite ravishing’ to ‘…a woman whose loose living would make her an object of shame on any farm-yard’. Until now, very little has been recorded about Stella Lonsdale’s life. She doesn’t even merit a mention in the two official histories of MI5, even though she managed to tie them up in knots for years. This book will explore the role this strange woman may or may not have played in working for British Intelligence, the French Deuxième Bureau, or the Abwehr – German military intelligence – during the Second World War, using her MI5 files as a primary source.

Mrs Zigzag

Author: Betty Chapman,Dr Ronald L. Bonewitz

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0752492764

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 4918


When Betty Farmer married double agent Eddie Chapman, Agent Zigzag, she knew her life would never be ordinary. Yet even before her marriage to Eddie, her life involved incendiary bombs, serial killers, film roles and love affairs with flying aces. After her marriage she coped with Eddie’s mistresses, his criminal activities, separations and personal traumas. Coming from humble origins, Betty would, in time, own a beauty business, a health farm and a castle in Ireland, become the friend and confidante of film stars and an African president, and the honoured guest of Middle Eastern royalty. In an age where women were still very much second-class, she became a perfect example of what, in spite of everything, was possible. Much has been written about Eddie Chapman, films have been made, television programmes produced. Yet alongside Eddie for most of his extraordinary life was an equally extraordinary woman: Mrs Zigzag. This book tells the story of the Chapmans’ often fraught but ultimately loving relationship for the first time.

Surprising Spies

Author: Karen Gray Ruelle

Publisher: Holiday House

ISBN: 0823444007

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 3837


Would you spy for your country? Discover the World War II spies who lived among the shadows and the ones who lived in the limelight--disguised in plain sight! Josephine Baker. Virginia Hall. Roy Hawthorne. These are but a few of the daring spies who risked it all to deliver and protect crucial intel for the Allied powers. From housing refugees and resistance members while extracting secrets from diplomats to developing a groundbreaking, war-changing code and keeping it top secret for over twenty years, the actions of these legendary World War II spies are unbelievable but true. This thoroughly researched collection of biographies profiles several courageous individuals who resisted the Axis Powers via espionage and heroism. Includes numerous photos and features such fascinating accounts like that of Moe Berg, a major-league baseball player and potential assassin; Noor Inayat Khan, a Sufi princess and wireless operator; and Juan Pujol Garcia, a storyteller and double agent. Also features sections on invisible ink, ciphers and codes, resistance fighters, and infamous missions such as Operation Mincemeat. Back matter includes a time line, source notes, a bibliography, recommended reading, online resources, and an index.