Deceiving Hitler

Deceiving Hitler

Double Cross and Deception in World War II

Book - 2008
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"During the Second World War the Allies controlled every active German agent in Britain. This placed Allied intelligence services in a unique position. The Allies were able to feed spurious information back to Germany which mixed scraps of truthful information with misleading details in a believable mix of information. Out of this process of deception grew an entire organization which specialized in the manufacture of elaborate deceptions to confuse and hinder Axis powers. To maintain the deception, complex camouflage and tactical deception operations were to be undertaken on the ground, involving the use of inflatable tanks, fake towns which misdirected the German blitz, bogus troop formations and a catalog of Hollywood-style special effects. At times bizarre and often intriguing, these operations were used in all the major theaters of the war and saved countless Allied lives. From disappearing North African pipelines to bogus radio stations, this book is an entertaining and absorbing account of the deceptions used by the Allies in World War II."--Publisher.
Publisher: Oxford : Osprey, 2008
ISBN: 9781846031359
Branch Call Number: 940.5486 Cr
Description: 352 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm


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Jun 11, 2019

At first I found this book riveting. British Espionage and counterespionage against Nazi Germany. Lots of episodes of during-do and deception. But after a while this book descended into tedium and a pea-soup of names and acronyms. After a while, about half way through the book in fact, the excitement wore off.
If you’re a WW lol enthusiast, this back may be for you. For me it simply became more pea-soup.


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