Double Agent Celery

Author: Carolinda Witt

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 152671616X

Category: History

Page: 296

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With Britain braced for a German invasion, MI5 recruited an ex RNAS officer, come confidence trickster, named Walter Dicketts as a double agent. Codenamed Celery, Dicketts was sent to Lisbon with the seemingly impossible mission of persuading the Germans he was a traitor and then extract crucial secrets. Once there, the Nazis spirited him off to Germany. With his life on the line, Dicketts had to outwit his interrogators in Hamburg and Berlin before returning to Britain as, in the Nazis eyes, a German spy.Despite discovering he had been betrayed as an MI5 plant before he even left for Germany, Celery somehow got back to Lisbon. After that he persuaded an Abwehr Officer to defect, and spent nine months undercover in Brazil.A mixture of hero and crook, Dicketts was worldly and intelligent, charming and charismatic. Sometimes rich and sometimes poor, his private life was a web of complexity and deception. Using family and official records, police records, newspaper articles and memories, the author unravels the tangled yet true story of Double Agent Celery.

Double Agent Snow

Author: James Hayward

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0857208578

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 5174

On the eve of the outbreak of the Second World War the double-agent Arthur Owens, codenamed SNOW, is summoned to Berlin and appointed Hitler's chief spy in Britain. Days later he finds himself in Wandsworth prison, betrayed by the wife he traded for a younger model, and forced to transmit false wireless messages for MI5 to earn his freedom - and avoid the hangman's noose. A vain and devious anti-hero with no moral compass, Owen's motives were status, money and women.He mixed fact with fiction constantly, and at times insisted that he was a true patriot, undertaking hazardous secret missions for his mother country; at other times, Owens saw himself as a daring rogue agent, outwitting British Intelligence and loyal only to the Fatherland. Yet in 1944, as Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, Hitler was caught unawares, tricked into expecting the invasion across the Pas de Calais in a strategic deception played out by Owens and the double-cross agents of MI5. For all his flaws, Agent Snow became the traitor who saved his country.Based on recently de-classified MI5 files and previously unpublished sources, Double Agent Snowis the story of a secret Battle of Britain, fought by Snow and his opposing spymasters, Thomas 'Tar' Robertson of MI5 and Nikolaus Ritter of the Abwehr, as well as the tragic love triangle between Owens, his wife Irene, and his mistress Lily Funnell. The evocative, fast-paced narrative moves from seedy south London pubs to North Sea trawlers, from chic Baltic spa resorts to Dartmoor gaol, populated by a colourful rogue's gallery of double-cross agents.

The Five Tibetan Rites

Author: Carolinda Witt,Peter Kelder

Publisher: Unmind Pty Limited

ISBN: 9780987070388

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 114

View: 7242

With renowned practitioner and teacher Carolinda Witt. This book contains the original 1939 story of the discovery of the Tibetan monks and their ancient secret of the fountain of youth-combined with the 1946 updates and loads of useful resources and information from Carolinda's 20 years of teaching. Carolinda compares both editions of the original 'Eye of Revelation' book, taken from the scans of rare books, shares tips and advice, and provides additional information and extra illustrations. She reveals the common pitfalls of learning the 5 Tibetan Rites and how to avoid them and suggests alternatives. The Five Tibetan Rites increase vitality, energy, and health. They improve mental clarity and focus, reduce stress, increase flexibility, and strengthen the body. They can be done anywhere, at any time, and take just 10-15 minutes per day to practice. Carolinda is the author of 'The Illustrated Five Tibetan Rites' and has produced an Online Training Course and a Five Tibetans DVD.

Tomato Fertilization

Author: Howard Henry Timmerley,George Edwin Gould,Harold Thurston Cook,Harry Grandville Walker,M. M. Parker,W. O. Strong,Bailey Edgar Brown

Publisher: N.A


Category: Aphididae

Page: 835

View: 2556


Author: Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Publisher: N.A


Category: Agriculture

Page: N.A

View: 8691

A Matter of Taste

Author: Sylvia Windle Humphrey

Publisher: N.A


Category: Cookbooks

Page: 370

View: 9727

The War in the Shadows

Author: Charles Whiting

Publisher: N.A


Category: Spies

Page: 268

View: 3676