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The Double Cross System in the War of 1939 to 1945

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Failures ‘Tricycle’ picked up information that pointed to Pearl Harbour but a lack of Anglo American co operation at the time meant it was not acted upon were counteracted by the enormous success of ‘Operation Fortitude’ a significant campaign of misinformation to disguise the true location of the D day landingsRedolent 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 gam Fact stranger than fiction had no idea we had such control over all German spies sent over to infiltrate our country and turned so many of them back on their creators Basically their entire network was working against them and they had no idea Even when we tried setting up obvious fakes for them to catch they were believed to be providing real Intel Their downfall was the spies were being run by agents who were in it for themselves than for the good of the country so didn't uestion what they were receiving as deeply as they should have to our benefitBonkers

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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 IslesNo man knew about the dangers of double dealing and counter espionage and in writing Not that detailed and well useless unless you know lots about the history of WW2 since the writer assumed that the reader knew about the major events and offensives Rituals of Pleasure you know lots about the history of WW2 since the writer assumed that the reader knew about the major events and offensives

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His report Masterman was keen to give the most complete account possible albeit braced with a dry wit The exploits of the intelligence service make hair raising reading some German agents made attempts to escape ­overpowering their guards; others had to be trusted to meet their German paymasters alone On a daily or weekly basis the committee had to decide what information to leak to the enemy – should they seek to mislead or divulge truthful intelligence in order to build conviction for a future move Occasional Decided to reread this after reading Marks's book Masterman focuses specifically on how the British infiltrated the German spy system in England and turned the agents into double agents This was written as a government report shortly after the war ended so in many ways it reads like a report but Masterman has a sly sense of humor that periodically pops up And the topic itself is fascinating as he relates stories of staged sabotage and deception Masterman also matter of factly gives practical tips on how to run a double agent system which isn't practical advice for most people but it is still interesting


10 thoughts on “The Double Cross System in the War of 1939 to 1945

  1. says:

    The review vanished somewhere into the comments section Stupid site


  2. says:

    Written shortly after the end of the Second World War but not published for almost 30 years after that John Cecil Masterman's account of the double cross system is meticulous balanced and well organized Since it was written relatively soon after the war ended Masterman's perspective is still very immediate and there isn't too much hindsight to colour the impressions he has As one might expect of an Oxford don he writes well with elegantly long sentences and touches of wry humour one example one of the double agents decides to steal an MI5 motorbike in an attempt to escape his guards; however the motorcycle being government property is not maintained effectively and soon breaks down The book also includes a very handy table at the end listing all of the major double cross agents their length of service primary areas of interest and reasons for discontinuing their use Because of its author and the time it was written this is a particularly fascinating book I would recommend it to those with an interest in the Second World War and espionage with one suggestion it may be helpful to read a modern account first eg by Christopher Andrew or Ben Macintyre just to have the background fresh in your mind as you read Masterman does provide ample explanation since this book was originally written as a government report for an audience that may not have necessarily known the ins and outs of the system but having the extra background really helped me personally


  3. says:

    Not that detailed and well useless unless you know lots about the history of WW2 since the writer assumed that the reader knew about the major events and offensives


  4. says:

    Oh boy the British took the Germans for a wild ride with their double agents during world war two Awesome read on how they hired from competition convinced people to betray their paymasters for their own benefit A very methodical book which is primarily a declassified report on the whole affair submitted right after the war It's not just a propaganda book it describes the nature of double agents counter espionage mistakes that were made what went well and what not It shows the uncertainty they had about the success of their efforts and human cost of the whole activity At the end they were effectively controlling all German agents in the UK and Neutral countries They utilized them methodically to control the flow of information to Germany and set Germans up for deception that ensured the success of their Normandy Landings and of operations onwards into Europe


  5. says:

    Decided to reread this after reading Marks's book Masterman focuses specifically on how the British infiltrated the German spy system in England and turned the agents into double agents This was written as a government report shortly after the war ended so in many ways it reads like a report but Masterman has a sly sense of humor that periodically pops up And the topic itself is fascinating as he relates stories of staged sabotage and deception Masterman also matter of factly gives practical tips on how to run a double agent system which isn't practical advice for most people but it is still interesting


  6. says:

    This book is actually a report written by the author following the conclusion of WWII to the government on the successes failures and lessons learned from the counterintelligence effort during the war known as the double cross system He explains how the British uncovered German spies and turned them into double agents feeding misleading information back to the Germans The report isn't extremely detailed but gives a good overview of their efforts and the important agents they ran There are also numerous stories to go along after all what's a good spy story or after action report without lots of good stories? It's a uick read too can finish it in a day or three


  7. says:

    One of the great things about reading on a Kindle is that you get a good sample to read before you have to make a decision to read or not In this case I nearly didn't get past the sample stage but the words intrigued me and I went the distance and eventually found the subject to be fascinatingI must admit that I had never seriously thought about the double cross system of operating spies but I can recognise the value if you get it right I recognise that this book is not for everyone but if you are a persistent bastard like me you could be rewarded in the end


  8. says:

    Fact stranger than fiction had no idea we had such control over all German spies sent over to infiltrate our country and turned so many of them back on their creators Basically their entire network was working against them and they had no idea Even when we tried setting up obvious fakes for them to catch they were believed to be providing real Intel Their downfall was the spies were being run by agents who were in it for themselves than for the good of the country so didn't uestion what they were receiving as deeply as they should have to our benefitBonkers


  9. says:

    A rather dry account of the counter espionage program carried on by Britain in WWII It was never meant to be the material of a best seller it seems and thus the rather amazing information is conveyed in a straightforward mostly unadorned business like manner However there are a few intermittent touches of wry humor


  10. says:

    A good explanation of how the British controlled the entire German spy network in the UK by turning them into double agents and how they made use of the double cross system