Double Cross: The True Story of The D-Day Spies

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Double Cross: The True Story of The D-Day Spies

Double Cross: The True Story of The D-Day Spies

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It is a tribute to Macintyre's skill that the reader is haggard with anxiety as D-Day approaches – as, at any moment, one of these people could betray the great Anglo-American crusade. A few nights later, he was dining alone at La Frégate, a restaurant in Toulouse, when a young woman asked if she might occupy the empty seat at his table. The whole story would have been much stronger if it was broken up over only two, slightly longer, books. Tobey makes the deliveries and discovers one of the packages was the finger of Ross Resnick, the manager of TFTM – an exclusive club owned by the Dowds. He loathed the Germans and Russians with equal intensity for carving up his country, and dreamed only of restoring the Polish nation.

Drawing on recently declassified files, this book reveals how, while pretending to spy for the Germans, he fed them false information about Allied troop deployments and strategy, misleading the Afrika Korps and saving Malta from German occupation. It is the riveting tales of these agents on which Ben Macintyre focuses, to full advantage, in Double Cross . In 2008 she received an OBE for her services to children’s literature, and between 2013 and 2015 she was the Children’s Laureate. But for those interested in near future dystopias with a kitchen sink feel about them, The Witness by James Jauncey is an excellent read.Alex realizes that the murderer wants an audience, and therefore is nicknamed "DCAK" (an abbreviation of "DC Audience Killer"). This book had a serious lack of Nana Mama, the kids, and everyone on the good side, except Bree, so that was a bit disappointing. When Popov was challenged to a sword duel over a girl, it was Jebsen, as his second, who quietly arranged a peaceful solution, to Popov’s relief, “not thinking my looks would be improved by a bright red cicatrix. Any "Author Information" displayed below reflects the author's biography at the time this particular book was published. His French collaborators knew him as Armand Borni; he also used the code name “Walenty,” or Valentine.

Mathilde Carré was highly intelligent, overwrought, and, at the moment she met Czerniawski, teetering on the edge of a nervous breakdown.The publisher lists the age range for this as 8-12, and that sounds about right, particularly the lower end of MG. Macintyre revels in the surreal aspects of his story, writing with a breezy, almost tongue-in-cheek style. would have been more than enough to see off some parachuted Nazi unfortunate who has been wasting months memorising Cockney slang, cricket scores and conversational gambits about the British monarchy. As the Polish army crumbled beneath the German onslaught, Czerniawski escaped to Romania and then, using forged documents, made his way to France, where Polish forces were regrouping. To conclude on Double Cross, it was very detailed, had an engaging topic, and will only appeal to those with an interest in the Second World War.

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