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Titel: Top Secret Tales of World War II
Autor/en: William B. Breuer
Autor/en: William B. Breuer
JOHN WILEY & SONS INC
September 2001 - kartoniert - 244 Seiten
Critical Acclaim for TOP SECRET TALES of World War II " A book for rainy days and long solitary nights by the fire. If there were a genre for cozy nonfiction, this would be the template." Publishers Weekly " Perfect for the curious and adventure readers and those who love exotic tales and especially history buffs who will be surprised at what they didn t know. Recommended for nearly everyone." Kirkus Reviews This war was fought by soldiers out of uniform. Stealth and ingenuity were their weapons. Victory was their only code of conduct. In Top Secret Tales of World War II, noted military historian William Breuer documents espionage in all its forms as it evolved in the hands of both Allied and Axis agents of intelligence and counterintelligence. Here you ll find riveting tales of patriotism and treachery, subversion and sabotage, kidnappings and assassinations, and bribes and blackmailing with frequently startling revelations about the secret wars behind both the battlefields and the headlines.
Introduction. PART ONE: HEADING TOWARD THE ABYSS. Sinister Plots in the "New Germany." "Burglars" Call on a Japanese Spymaster. Ten Moles in Hitler's High Command. A Scheme to Declare Hitler Insane. The Blond Beast's Ruse Backfires. Did His Generals Sabotage the Fuhrer? Her Serene Highness Plots with Goering. A Bizarre Kidnapping Scheme. The French Consul's Janitor. A German General Spies on Himself. A Baseball Player's Foresight. Tailing a Soviet Spy in England. PART TWO: THE LIGHTS GO OUT IN EUROPE. A Weird Hoax to Launch a War. Most Secret: Defuse the Magnetic Mines. Mystery Explosion in a Nazi Shrine. Goering Hires a Rainmaker. Churchill's Amazing Gamble. A Covert Weather War. Masquerade on the High Seas. Nazi Spies in the U.S. Capitol. Two Tiny Tots Escape to England. The World's Dumbest Spy. Global Celebrity a Secret Agent. A POW's Wife Unlocks a Code. Canada's Covert " Luxury Fleet." One Airplane Infuriates the Fuhrer. PART THREE: THRUSTS AND COUNTERTHRUSTS. A Cunning Forgery Pays Off. Shopping for U.S. Secrets. A Scientist on a Covert Mission. "Black Propaganda" Warriors. A Trojan Horse Hoax. The Bulldog Bites the German Navy. Keeno, King of the Robots. A German POW Makes History. A Kamikaze Plan Against Pearl Harbor. Hijacking Mussolini's Money. Hitler's Doom Seen in the Stars. Abwehr Dupe: Vice President Wallace. The Nazis' Most Unlikely Secret Agent. PART FOUR: CONFLICT SPREADS AROUND THE WORLD. A Batty Idea for Firebombing Tokyo. The FBI Nabs a Honolulu "Sleeper." A French Counterfeit Traitor. Their Weapons Were Words. Peculiar Demise of a Captured Plane. A Bishop in Disguise. The Mysterious Inspector Thompson. A Nazi Counterfeiting Plot. A Chance Meeting in a Cafe. Hitler's Evil Guardian Angel. Roosevelt's Guest a Nazi Spy. Ruse in a Berlin Brothel. A Spy Spies on the Spymaster. PART FIVE: THE TIDE TURNS. A Female Resistant Tricks the Gestapo. An Owner Blows Up His Factory. A Plan to Bomb the United States. The Princes and Seven Thousand Danish Jews. Eisenhower's Secret Weapon. A Call for Nazi Suicide Pilots. A Plot to Murder Two Allied Generals. Hitler Warned by a Female Spy. An Alarming Breach of Security. The Wizard and the Mushroom Man. Warning: Your Submarine May Explode. A Puzzling Episode in Normandy. A Poison "Treatment" for Hitler. Belgian Resistants Steal a Locomotive. A German General Cuts a Strange Deal. PART SIX: ALLIED MARCH TO VICTORY. The Armee Secrete Saves Antwerp. Machinations at a Dutch Hotel. "Gift-Wrapping" a Kidnap Victim. An Ingenious German Deception Plan. Spies Swarm into the Third Reich. Blasting Doomed Resistants to Freedom. The Plot to Surrender a Nazi Army. A Covert Plan to Seize Berlin. Urgent: Pilfer One Hundred Huge Missiles. Notes and Sources. Index.
WILLIAM B. BREUER is a military historian and author of more than 25 books, 10 of which have been main selections of The Military Book Club. They include Undercover Tales of World War II, Unexplained Mysteries of World War II, The Great Raid on Cabanatuan, Feuding Allies, and MacArthur's Undercover War, all published by Wiley.
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