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Fighting to Lose: How the German Secret Intelligence Service Helped the Allies Win the Second World War (Secrets of the Second World War)

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It has long been accepted that there were no German spies at large in Britain during the Second World War, but captured German documents and newly released MI5 files reveal that the famed double-cross system was, in fact, a German triple-cross and that the Soviets had also penetrated the Security Service. When British Intelligence discovered this information, it secretly turned the situation to its advantage during the Battle of Britain. The newly released documents also show that the German Secret Intelligence chief contrived to keep Britain in the war and may have had a direct hand in helping to lure the Japanese into attacking Pearl Harbor.

These revelations and others like them make Fighting to Lose the most fascinating new book about the Second World War to be published for many years. Based mainly on primary source research, Bryden reveals that German Intelligence knew about Britain's radar network before the Battle of Britain and presents new evidence that President Roosevelt deliberately left the U.S. Pacific Fleet open to Japanese attack in order to get America into the war.

Synopsis:

Newly released FBI and MI5 documents provide a fresh interpretation of key events during World War II, including Operation Barbarossa, the June invasion of Russia, and the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

Synopsis:

Newly released

Synopsis:

Startling new revelations about collaboration between the Allies and the German Secret Service.

Based on extensive primary source research, John Bryden's Fighting to Lose presents compelling evidence that the German intelligence service — the Abwehr — undertook to rescue Britain from certain defeat in 1941. Recently opened secret intelligence files indicate that the famed British double-cross or double-agent system was in fact a German triple-cross system. These files also reveal that British intelligence secretly appealed to the Abwehr for help during the war, and that the Abwehr's chief, Admiral Canaris, responded by providing Churchill with the ammunition needed in order to persuade Roosevelt to lure the Japanese into attacking Pearl Harbor. These findings and others like them make John Bryden's Fighting to Lose one of the most fascinating books about World War II to be published for many years.

About the Author

John Bryden is a politician, journalist, and historian. He was first elected to the House of Commons in 1993, where he served for more than a decade before retiring in 2004. His publications include Best Kept Secret: Canadian Secret Intelligence in the Second World War and Deadly Allies: Canada's Secret War 1937-1947. He lives in Hamilton, Ontario.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

AT THE END - 1945

Chapter 1  .................FBI Agent Newpher Reports

Chapter 2  .................A Spymaster's Incredible Story

FROM THE BEGINNING - 1939-41

Chapter 3  .................Double Agent, Double Trouble

Chapter 4  .................A Little Too Easy, Perhaps?

Chapter 5  .................Canaris Betrays the Cause

Chapter 6  .................Fire, Spies and Confusion

Chapter 7  .................CELERY Hits the Jackpot

Chapter 8  .................Red Sun Rising

Chapter 9  .................Hoover Does His Duty

Chapter 10 .................Postscript Pearl Harbor

Chapter 11 .................The Ultimate Secrets

EPILOGUE   .................A Rogue Octogenarian

Appendix 1 .................The Venlo Cover Stories

Appendix 2 .................Questionnaires in Question

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781459719590
Subtitle:
How the German Secret Intelligence Service Helped the Allies Win the Second World War
Author:
Bryden, John
Publisher:
Dundurn
Location:
Toronto
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
World History-Germany
Subject:
Spy
Subject:
Agent
Subject:
Secret agent
Subject:
Double
Subject:
triple
Subject:
double-agent
Subject:
triple-agent
Subject:
penetration-agent
Subject:
Mole
Subject:
traitor
Subject:
Treason
Subject:
Betrayal
Subject:
Code
Subject:
cipher
Subject:
code breaking
Subject:
cipher-breaking
Subject:
Cryptography
Subject:
Cryptology
Subject:
Transposition
Subject:
Substitution
Subject:
Transmitter
Subject:
wireless
Subject:
Radio
Subject:
Medicine
Subject:
Spy agent secret agent double triple double-agent triple-agent penetration-agent mole traitor treason betrayal code cipher code-breaking cipher-breaking cryptography cryptology transposition substitution transmitter wireless radio M
Subject:
Spy agent secret agent double triple double-agent triple-agent penetration-agent mole traitor treason betrayal code cipher code-breaking cipher-breaking cryptography cryptology transposition substitution transmitter wireless radio M
Subject:
Spy agent secret agent double triple double-agent triple-agent penetration-agent mole traitor treason betrayal code cipher code-breaking cipher-breaking cryptography cryptology transposition substitution transmitter wireless radio M
Subject:
Spy agent secret agent double triple double-agent triple-agent penetration-agent mole traitor treason betrayal code cipher code-breaking cipher-breaking cryptography cryptology transposition substitution transmitter wireless radio M
Subject:
Spy agent secret agent double triple double-agent triple-agent penetration-agent mole traitor treason betrayal code cipher code-breaking cipher-breaking cryptography cryptology transposition substitution transmitter wireless radio M
Subject:
Spy agent secret agent double triple double-agent triple-agent penetration-agent mole traitor treason betrayal code cipher code-breaking cipher-breaking cryptography cryptology transposition substitution transmitter wireless radio M
Subject:
Spy agent secret agent double triple double-agent triple-agent penetration-agent mole traitor treason betrayal code cipher code-breaking cipher-breaking cryptography cryptology transposition substitution transmitter wireless radio M
Subject:
Spy agent secret agent double triple double-agent triple-agent penetration-agent mole traitor treason betrayal code cipher code-breaking cipher-breaking cryptography cryptology transposition substitution transmitter wireless radio M
Subject:
Spy agent secret agent double triple double-agent triple-agent penetration-agent mole traitor treason betrayal code cipher code-breaking cipher-breaking cryptography cryptology transposition substitution transmitter wireless radio M
Subject:
Spy agent secret agent double triple double-agent triple-agent penetration-agent mole traitor treason betrayal code cipher code-breaking cipher-breaking cryptography cryptology transposition substitution transmitter wireless radio MAGIC SNOW TRICYCLE RAIN
Subject:
Spy agent secret agent double triple double-agent triple-agent penetration-agent mole traitor treason betrayal code cipher code-breaking cipher-breaking cryptography cryptology transposition substitution transmitter wireless radio MAGIC SNOW TRICYCLE RAIN
Subject:
HISTORY / Europe/Germany
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
History, Modern -- 20th century.
Subject:
Second World War
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
Secrets of the Second World War
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20140610
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Military » Strategy Tactics and Deception
History and Social Science » Military » World War II » General
History and Social Science » Military » World War II » Germany
History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
History and Social Science » World History » Germany » General

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Newly released FBI and MI5 documents provide a fresh interpretation of key events during World War II, including Operation Barbarossa, the June invasion of Russia, and the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
"Synopsis" by , Newly released
"Synopsis" by , Startling new revelations about collaboration between the Allies and the German Secret Service.

Based on extensive primary source research, John Bryden's Fighting to Lose presents compelling evidence that the German intelligence service — the Abwehr — undertook to rescue Britain from certain defeat in 1941. Recently opened secret intelligence files indicate that the famed British double-cross or double-agent system was in fact a German triple-cross system. These files also reveal that British intelligence secretly appealed to the Abwehr for help during the war, and that the Abwehr's chief, Admiral Canaris, responded by providing Churchill with the ammunition needed in order to persuade Roosevelt to lure the Japanese into attacking Pearl Harbor. These findings and others like them make John Bryden's Fighting to Lose one of the most fascinating books about World War II to be published for many years.

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