The Double-Cross System

Author: John Masterman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448190320

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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J.C. Masterman was chairman of the Double-Cross Committee at the height of World War Two. This is his account of the double agents, deception and counter-espionage which were key to the victory of D-Day. Written as an official report for MI5 in 1945, originally published with the permission of the British Government over twenty years later, The Double-Cross System details the Allied handling of enemy agents and the British infiltration of Nazi spy-rings. Telling the stories of the agents codenamed Zigzag, Tricycle, Garbo and Snow, Masterman also tells the story of a triumphant operation in the Second World War’s intelligence effort.

The Mediterranean Double-Cross System, 1941-1945

Author: Brett Lintott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351840428

Category: History

Page: 230

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This book describes and analyzes the history of the Mediterranean "Double-Cross System" of the Second World War, an intelligence operation run primarily by British officers which turned captured German spies into double agents. Through a complex system of coordination, they were utilized from 1941 to the end of the war in 1945 to secure Allied territory through security and counter-intelligence operations, and also to deceive the German military by passing false information about Allied military planning and operations. The primary questions addressed by the book are: how did the double-cross-system come into existence; what effects did it have on the intelligence war and the broader military conflict; and why did it have those effects? The book contains chapters assessing how the system came into being and how it was organized, and also chapters which analyze its performance in security and counter-intelligence operations, and in deception.

Double-Cross System

Author: J. C. Masterman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762777133

Category: History

Page: 232

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The classic account of how British intelligence penetrated and practically operated Nazi Germany’s spy network within the British Isles With great imagination, care, and precise coordination, the British were able to identify Nazi agents, induce many to defect, and supply completely false information to Germany about bombings, battles, and even the D-Day invasion. Told by the man who masterminded the entire, unbelievable four-and-a-half-year scheme, and filled with extraordinary stories and dazzling tidbits, The Double-Cross System is a testimony to Britain’s skill in the fine art of counterespionage.

The Double-cross System

Author: J. C. Masterman

Publisher: Globe Pequot

ISBN: 9780762772810

Category: HISTORY

Page: 214

View: 3228


The classic account of how British intelligence penetrated and practically operated Nazi Germany's spy network within the British IslesWith great imagination, care, and precise coordination, the British were able to identify Nazi agents, induce many to defect, and supply completely false information to Germany about bombings, battles, and even the D-Day invasion. Told by the man who masterminded the entire, unbelievable four-and-a-half-year scheme, and filled with extraordinary stories and dazzling tidbits, The Double-Cross System is a testimony to Britain's skill in the fine art of counterespionage.

Double Cross

Author: Ben Macintyre

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408830620

Category: Deception (Military science)

Page: 449

View: 3961


The number one bestselling author of Agent Zigzag and Operation Mincemeat exposes the true story of the D Day Spies.

War, Strategy, and Intelligence

Author: Michael I. Handel

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0714633119

Category: History

Page: 518

View: 6699


These essays investigate the logic, conduct and nature of war on the highest political and strategic levels, as they look at the impact of technology on warfare, the political nature of war and the limits of rational analysis in studying war