From the bestselling author of Agent Zigzag and Operation Mincemeat, comes a thrilling new true story of Second World War deception.
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, aimed at convincing the Nazis that Calais and Norway, not Normandy, were the targets of the 150,000-strong invasion force.
The deception involved every branch of Allied wartime intelligence - but at its heart was the 'Double Cross System', a team of double agents controlled by the secret Twenty Committee. These double agents were, variously, brave, treacherous, fickle, greedy, and inspired.
They were not conventional warriors, but their masterpiece of deceit, never before fully revealed, saved countless lives. Their codenames were Bronx, Brutus, Treasure, Tricycle and Garbo. This is their story.
About the Author
Ben Macintyre is a columnist and Associate Editor on The Times. He has worked as the newspaper's correspondent in New York, Paris and Washington. He is the author of eight previous books including Agent Zigzag and Operation Mincemeat. He lives in London.
Superb. Meticulously researched, splendidly told, immensely entertaining and often very moving John le Carre, on Agent Zigzag For anyone interested in the Second World War, spying, romance, skulduggery or the hidden chambers of the human mind, it would be impossible to recommend it too highly Mail on Sunday, on Agent Zigzag A rollicking read for all those who enjoy a spy story so fanciful that Ian Fleming would never have dared to invent it Max Hastings, on Operation Mincemeat Macintyre has a journalist's nose for a great story, and a novelist's skill in its narration ... spellbinding Mail on Sunday, on Operation Mincemeat
Number Of Pages: 417
Published: 27th March 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.6
Weight (kg): 0.516