Codeword Overlord by Nigel West audiobook

Codeword Overlord: Axis Espionage and the D-Day Landings

By Nigel West

Blackstone Publishing 9780750989930

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 01/28/2020

    ISBN: 9781094079592

  • Available on 01/28/2020

    ISBN: 9781094079585

  • Available on 01/28/2020

    ISBN: 9781094079608

Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The Allied invasion of Europe during summer 1944 was widely expected, and it fell to the Axis intelligence services to provide High Command with advance warning of the precise date and place of the landings. Using cryptanalysis of Allied signals, undercover agents and ships, and photographic evidence, Axis intelligence was pitted directly against their Allied counterparts, who actively tried to create a decoy and aim their enemies at the wrong location. The success of Operation Overlord has played a large part in historians usually disparaging the German army as incompetent and corrupt. However, recently declassified documents suggest a different story. Spies on the ground, codebreakers from across the Axis, and photo intelligence: theirs was a sophisticated, integrated intelligence system that was supremely conscious of the Allies’s counter-intelligence schemes. For the first time, acclaimed intelligence author Nigel West provides the full, true story of Axis intelligence and how they affected the events of the D-Day landings.

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Author Bio: Nigel West

Author Bio: Nigel West

Nigel West has written more than forty books on security and intelligence topics, including Churchill’s Spy Files, MI5 in the Great War, and Spycraft Secrets. He has spent the past fourteen years at the Counterintelligence Centre in Washington, DC.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English