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Deceiving Hitler: Double-Cross and Deception in World War II (Paperback)
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Deceiving Hitler: Double-Cross and Deception in World War II (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 20/06/2013
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In the war against Hitler, the Allies had to use every ounce of cunning and trickery that they possessed, and combining military deceptions with the double-agent network run by the intelligence services, they were able to send the enemy inaccurate and misleading information about Allied troops, plans and operations. From moving imaginary armies around the desert to putting a corpse with fake papers floating in the Mediterranean, and from faking successful bombing campaigns to the convoluted deceptions which kept part of the German forces away from Normandy prior to D-Day, Terry Crowdy explores the deception war that combined the double-agent network with ingenious plans to confuse and hoodwink the Fuhrer.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781782003311
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 349 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A must-read book of the can't-put-it-down variety." -Mason Webb, "WWII History Magazine" (May 2009)
"Filled with complex, intertwined stories, "Deceiving Hitler" is aimed at the hardcore history buff, yet still accessible enough for the casual reader interested in tales of espionage. It s yet another reminder why 'Keep your friends close and your enemies closer' has such enduring value." -Jason Zasky, www.failuremag.com
"By 1941 every German spy in Britain had been captured by the British secret service and offered the option of double-crossing the Germans, or death. Those who chose life - the majority - formed a secret unit that embarked on a range of deceptive campaigns during the war, from creating fake tanks to hide British weakness to deceiving Hitler about the D-Day landings. No collection strong in World War II history should be without this extensive survey of the various deception plots - and even many a general interest lending library will find it a fascinating, different pick." -"California Bookwatch" (December 2008)"

Filled with complex, intertwined stories, Deceiving Hitler is aimed at the hardcore history buff, yet still accessible enough for the casual reader interested in tales of espionage. It's yet another reminder why 'Keep your friends close and your enemies closer' has such enduring value. "Jason Zasky, www.failuremag.com"

By 1941 every German spy in Britain had been captured by the British secret service and offered the option of double-crossing the Germans, or death. Those who chose life -- the majority -- formed a secret unit that embarked on a range of deceptive campaigns during the war, from creating fake tanks to hide British weakness to deceiving Hitler about the D-Day landings. No collection strong in World War II history should be without this extensive survey of the various deception plots -- and even many a general interest lending library will find it a fascinating, different pick. "California Bookwatch (December 2008)"

A must-read book of the can't-put-it-down variety. "Mason Webb, WWII History Magazine (May 2009)""


"Filled with complex, intertwined stories, Deceiving Hitler is aimed at the hardcore history buff, yet still accessible enough for the casual reader interested in tales of espionage. It's yet another reminder why 'Keep your friends close and your enemies closer' has such enduring value." --Jason Zasky, www.failuremag.com

"By 1941 every German spy in Britain had been captured by the British secret service and offered the option of double-crossing the Germans, or death. Those who chose life -- the majority -- formed a secret unit that embarked on a range of deceptive campaigns during the war, from creating fake tanks to hide British weakness to deceiving Hitler about the D-Day landings. No collection strong in World War II history should be without this extensive survey of the various deception plots -- and even many a general interest lending library will find it a fascinating, different pick." --California Bookwatch (December 2008)

"A must-read book of the can't-put-it-down variety." --Mason Webb, WWII History Magazine (May 2009)

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