Nazi spies in Britain, WW II ?the truth...
Posted 28 August 2015 - 01:16 PM
Developing from my previous message, and after some investigation, I seem to have found out that no real nazi spying activity had taken place in Britain during the Second World War.
Is that correct, or would you have some more information and references on that subject?
I would appreciate any hint concerning this topic, as a student is trying to do some research work, connecting fiction (Follett's "Eye of the Needle") and real facts.
Thank you very much in advance for your help,
Posted 28 August 2015 - 02:57 PM
Probably the most effective of the Double Cross agents was the Spaniard Juan Pujol Garcia alias 'Garbo'.
See http://www.nationala...doublecross.htm and the book 'Double Cross' by Ben MacIntyre.
The end result was that the Germans basically had no effective spy system ( or 'Humint' as it is called) operating in the UK during the Second World War. They thought they did, but it was actually being run by the British!
Edited by Mark H., 28 August 2015 - 03:20 PM.
Posted 28 August 2015 - 03:16 PM
Thanks a lot for this quick and very helpful answer. BTW last month I read the Eldorado Network by D Robinson, so I had some info on Garbo, as well, and my personal research also tended to tell me there would be nothing else on the subject of Nazi spies...
So your message does confirm that looking deeper into this subject would be a dead-end subject for my student. I guess he will have to modify his research into Double Cross agents, or develop an analysis on fiction stories. Whatever he chooses to do, I will definitely forward him the link you've just provided me with.
Once more, thank you very much indeed. If you're interested, I will let you know what topic my student will eventually choose!
All the best from Switzerland,
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