Double Cross: The True Story of The D-Day Spies (Paperback)
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Double Cross: The True Story of The D-Day Spies (Paperback)

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Paperback 448 Pages / Published: 30/08/2012
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D-Day, 6 June 1944, the turning point of the Second World War, was a victory of arms. But it was also a triumph for a different kind of operation: one of deceit... At the heart of the deception was the 'Double Cross System', a team of double agents whose bravery, treachery, greed and inspiration succeeded in convincing the Nazis that Calais and Norway, not Normandy, were the targets of the 150,000-strong Allied invasion force. These were not conventional warriors, but their masterpiece of deceit saved thousands of lives. Their codenames were Bronx, Brutus, Treasure, Tricycle and Garbo. This is their story.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408830628
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 364 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 30 mm


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Utterly gripping * Anthony Beevor, Daily Telegraph *
I have seldom enjoyed a spy story more than this one, and fiction will make dreary reading hereafter * Max Hastings, Sunday Times *
Macintyre is a first-class narrative historian ... as pacy as a thriller and better written than most * Sunday Telegraph *
Addictive and deeply moving * Independent *
Enthralling ... A book so gripping that I even found myself reading it in lifts, frequently emitting snorts of incredulity. A reminder that heroism can be found in the most unlikely places * Evening Standard *
This fascinating book finds a vivid and very human path through one of the greatest moments in our history * Daily Mail *

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“XX All Areas”

Deception in warfare relies on your opponent being clever enough to pay attention, but not so clever that he works out what your actual plans are. When your opponent is so stupid that he completely ignores your... More

Hardback edition
15th June 2012
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“brilliant”

an incredibly exciting and nerve racking story of courage and madness all rolled into one. Ben brings the characters to life, with all their odd ways, and you would have to been odd to have worked on the XX team. It... More

Paperback edition
30th November 2012
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“XX All Areas”

Deception in warfare relies on your opponent being clever enough to pay attention, but not so clever that he works out what your actual plans are. When your opponent is so stupid that he completely ignores your... More

Paperback edition
10th August 2012
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