By Ben Macintyre
In his celebrated bestsellers Agent Zigzag and Operation Mincemeat, Ben Macintyre advised the mind-blowing actual tales of a notable WWII double agent and of the way the Allies hired a corpse to idiot the Nazis and guarantee a decisive victory. In Double Cross, Macintyre returns with the untold tale of the grand ultimate deception of the struggle and of the extreme spies who accomplished it.
On June 6, 1944, 150,000 Allied troops landed at the shorelines of Normandy and suffered an astonishingly low fee of casualties. D-Day was once a gorgeous army accomplishment, however it used to be additionally a masterpiece of trickery. Operation Fortitude, which secure and enabled the invasion, and the Double pass method, which really expert in turning German spies into double brokers, deceived the Nazis into believing that the Allies might assault at Calais and Norway instead of Normandy. It was once the main refined and profitable deception operation ever conducted, making sure that Hitler stored a whole military anticipating a pretend invasion, saving millions of lives, and securing an Allied victory on the most crucial juncture within the war.
The tale of D-Day has been instructed from the perspective of the warriors who fought in it, the tacticians who deliberate it, and the generals who led it. yet this epic occasion in international heritage hasn't ever ahead of been advised from the views of the foremost participants within the Double go procedure. those contain its director (a tremendous, urbane intelligence officer), a colourful collection of MI5 handlers (as good as their opposite numbers in Nazi intelligence), and the 5 spies who shaped Double Cross’s nucleus: a dashing Serbian playboy, a Polish fighter-pilot, a bisexual Peruvian occasion woman, a deeply eccentric Spaniard with a degree in chook farming and a unstable Frenchwoman, whose obsessive love for her puppy puppy pretty much wrecked the complete plan. The D-Day spies have been, with out query, one of many oddest army devices ever assembled, and their luck relied on the fragile, doubtful dating among secret agent and spymaster, either German and British. Their firm used to be kept from disaster by means of a shadowy 6th undercover agent whose heroic sacrifice is published the following for the 1st time.
With an analogous intensity of study, eye for the absurd and masterful storytelling that experience made Ben Macintyre a global bestseller, Double go is a charming narrative of the spies who wove an internet so problematic it ensnared Hitler’s military and carried hundreds of thousands of D-Day troops around the Channel in protection.