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Double Cross : The True Story Of The D-day Spies (2012)
(eAudiobook - OverDrive)


Published: New York : Books on Tape, 2012
Description:  1 online resource
ISBN/ISSN: 9780307990464,
Language:  English


Title from: Title details screen

Number of tracks: 10

Duration: 12:39:01

Transfer to Apple device: Yes

OverDrive subjects: History, Military, Nonfiction

Reader: John Lee

In his celebrated bestsellers Agent Zigzag and Operation Mincemeat, Ben Macintyre told the dazzling true stories of a remarkable WWII double agent and of how the Allies employed a corpse to fool the Nazis and assure a decisive victory. In Double Cross, Macintyre returns with the untold story of the grand final deception of the war and of the extraordinary spies who achieved it. On June 6, 1944, 150,000 Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy and suffered an astonishingly low rate of casualties. D-Day was a stunning military accomplishment, but it was also a masterpiece of trickery. Operation Fortitude, which protected and enabled the invasion, and the Double Cross system, which specialized in turning German spies into double agents, deceived the Nazis into believing that the Allies would attack at Calais and Norway rather than Normandy. It was the most sophisticated and successful deception operation ever carried out, ensuring..

In English

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