THE DOUBLE CROSS SYSTEM : 1939-1945
2007 Edition 2ND Printing FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1972
Publisher – The Folio Society, London
Cover is is hard bound with three-quarter dark blue buckram, and photographic paper covered front board. Excellent condition..
Slip Cover is present. Dark Blue paper covered card. Excellent condition
End Papers are intact. Inside front and back Covers are medium blue.
Preliminaries – Frontispiece photograph, List of Contents, List of Illustrations, Introduction by M R D Foot, Foreword by Norman Holmes Pearson, Preface, List of Abbreviations.
Main Text Body – 196 pages. Fine and Clean. Photographic Illustrations throughout, First published in 1972 by Yale University Press, this Folio edition follows the test of the first edition with minor emendations.
End Matters – Appendices 1 and 2. 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. 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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