THE DOUBLE CROSS SYTEM

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ISBN:
00010000300420
Author: J C MASTERMAN
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Hard Cover
2008
$40.00

2008 Folio Edition     2ND Printing.            FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1972

Publisher – The Folio Society, London.

Cover is hard bound with 1/4 black buckram blocked with a paper front showing photographic representations of those involved.  Excellent Condition.

Slip Cover is present.  Black paper covered card.  Excellent condition.

End Papers are intact.  Inside front and back covers are deep grey.

Preliminaries – Frontispiece, List of Contents, List of Illustrations, Introduction by M R D Foot, Foreword by Norman Holmes Pearson, Preface.

Main Text Body – 171 pages.  Fine and Clean. Photographic illustrations throughout.  The text of this edition follows that of the first edition with minor emendations.  Published by arrangement with The Random House Group Ltd.

End Matters - Appendices, Index.

Edges are even and unworn. 

Spine is tight with no gutter damage.   Gilt lettering.

Page Structure is sound with no missing pages.

 

Filled with highly sensitive information about espionage, this secret report was never intended to go beyond a very select audience within the government and security services. The man who wrote it in 1945 was J. C. Masterman, MI5 recruit and leader of the shadowy XX Committee. He was the mastermind behind one of the war’s most remarkable achievements: finding, turning and then running almost every Nazi agent to penetrate the British Isles.  No man knew more about the dangers of double-dealing and counter-espionage. The exploits of the intelligence service make hair-raising reading but were counteracted by the enormous success of ‘Operation Fortitude’, a significant campaign of misinformation to disguise the true location of the D-day landings.  Redolent with a sense of immediacy and absolute authenticity, it is impossible to get closer to the desperate world of war-time espionage than this first-hand account written by a key player of the game.

 

 

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