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By Ben Macintyre

In his celebrated bestsellers Agent Zigzag and Operation Mincemeat, Ben Macintyre advised the remarkable precise tales of a amazing 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 conflict 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 price 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 move approach, which really good in turning German spies into double brokers, deceived the Nazis into believing that the Allies may assault at Calais and Norway instead of Normandy. It was once the main refined and profitable 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 crucial juncture within the war.

   The tale of D-Day has been informed 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 major participants within the Double move process. those contain its director (a excellent, 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 get together woman, a deeply eccentric Spaniard with a degree in chook 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 undercover agent and spymaster, either German and British. Their firm used to be stored from disaster by way of a shadowy 6th secret agent whose heroic sacrifice is printed the following for the 1st time.

   With an identical intensity of analysis, eye for the absurd and masterful storytelling that experience made Ben Macintyre a global bestseller,  Double pass is a charming narrative of the spies who wove an internet so problematic it ensnared Hitler’s military and carried millions of D-Day troops around the Channel in safeguard.

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