Saturday, February 23, 2008

Bodyguard of Lies by Anthony Cave Brown

Bodyguard of Lies by Anthony Cave Brown. This is a pioneering account of deception operations in the second world war. For the most part it was based upon interviews and not archival sources which means there are some limitations. There are some incorrect statements as well. For instance an entire chapter is devoted to the Coventry myth. That being said it still holds up pretty good even after 30 years. There is information here about operations which are not usually mentioned in other accounts [Starkey]. There's also a long explanation of the plots to assassinate Hitler. It was originally published in two volumes it can be purchased in a single edition.


Is available through Abebooks.

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