Double Cross: The True Story of The D-Day Spies

by Ben Macintyre | History |
ISBN: 1408830620 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingDelticwing of Ossett, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on 9/14/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingDelticwing from Ossett, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Thursday, September 14, 2017
A fascinating insight into the Double Cross system and the people working behind the scenes to bring about Allied victory on D-Day. Very readable.

Journal Entry 2 by wingDelticwing at Ossett, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Thursday, October 12, 2017

Released 2 yrs ago (10/12/2017 UTC) at Ossett, West Yorkshire United Kingdom

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On the way to a Bookcrossing friend 4evagreen.

Journal Entry 3 by 4evagreen at Furness Vale, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Monday, October 16, 2017
Book arrived safely I look forward to reading it. Thanks for sharing!

Journal Entry 4 by 4evagreen at Furness Vale, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Monday, January 07, 2019
"In wartime, the truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies." Winston Churchill

In the end I couldn't help feel that perhaps the author had ultimately been taken in by these spies tales of bravado as much as the Germans were. Personally I find it very hard to believe that the Germans were as gullible or the British so smart as the author would have us believe. Whilst I have little doubt that Operation Fortitude did save Allied lives and that its success certainly led to the beginning of the end of the war, the reality is that the Germans had lost the war in the air, were having to commit ever larger numbers to the Eastern Front to fight Russian forces, Britain and her allies had had a massive influx of combatants join them from America all meant that even the German hierarchy believed that they had lost the war, as evidenced by the plot to assassinate Hitler. Added all together I struggled to believe that the success of the plan was as pivotal as the author would have the reader believe.

Overall I found this an interesting but rather fluffy, flawed read that may give its readers a very distorted view of the ongoing events of the time and perhaps underplay the deeds of those who actually did the fighting on both sides of the battle.

Journal Entry 5 by 4evagreen at Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Released 9 mos ago (1/8/2019 UTC) at Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire United Kingdom

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Going out as part of a wishlist tag thread. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 6 by wingbrunton11wing at Chester, Cheshire United Kingdom on Thursday, January 10, 2019
Thanks for the tag! It arrived safely today. I listened to Operation Mincemeat recently so it will be interesting to see how it compares.

Journal Entry 7 by wingbrunton11wing at Chester, Cheshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Another fascinating read from Ben McIntyre.

Reserved for lamilla via wishlist tag.

Journal Entry 8 by wingbrunton11wing at Chester, Cheshire United Kingdom on Sunday, June 23, 2019
It looks like this copy may be lost on its way to Belarus :(

I’ve ordered a replacement copy https://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/15559360 which will hopefully find its way to Lamilla.

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