By Ben Macintyre
In his celebrated bestsellers Agent Zigzag and Operation Mincemeat, Ben Macintyre informed the spectacular precise tales of a notable WWII double agent and of ways 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 battle and of the intense spies who completed it.
On June 6, 1944, 150,000 Allied troops landed at the shores of Normandy and suffered an astonishingly low fee of casualties. D-Day used to be a gorgeous army accomplishment, however it was once additionally a masterpiece of trickery. Operation Fortitude, which secure and enabled the invasion, and the Double go procedure, 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 used to be the main refined and winning deception operation ever performed, making sure that Hitler saved a complete military looking forward to a pretend invasion, saving millions of lives, and securing an Allied victory on the most important juncture within the war.
The tale of D-Day has been informed from the viewpoint of the warriors who fought in it, the tacticians who deliberate it, and the generals who led it. yet this epic occasion in global heritage hasn't ever ahead of been instructed from the views of the foremost members within the Double go procedure. those contain its director (a great, 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 celebration woman, a deeply eccentric Spaniard with a degree in bird farming and a risky Frenchwoman, whose obsessive love for her puppy puppy almost wrecked the whole plan. The D-Day spies have been, with no query, one of many oddest army devices ever assembled, and their good fortune trusted the fragile, doubtful courting among secret agent and spymaster, either German and British. Their firm used to be stored from disaster through a shadowy 6th undercover agent whose heroic sacrifice is printed the following for the 1st time.
With a similar intensity of analysis, eye for the absurd and masterful storytelling that experience made Ben Macintyre a world bestseller, Double pass is an enthralling 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 defense.