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The Resource The Venlo incident : a true story of double-dealing, captivity, and a murderous Nazi plot, S. Payne Best ; introduction by Nigel Jones

The Venlo incident : a true story of double-dealing, captivity, and a murderous Nazi plot, S. Payne Best ; introduction by Nigel Jones

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The Venlo incident : a true story of double-dealing, captivity, and a murderous Nazi plot
Title
The Venlo incident
Title remainder
a true story of double-dealing, captivity, and a murderous Nazi plot
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S. Payne Best ; introduction by Nigel Jones
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Language
eng
Summary
On November 9, 1939, Captain Sigismund Payne Best and other members of Britain's ultra-secret Z service sat near a cafâe in Venlo, The Netherlands, waiting to meet with whom supposedly-sound intelligence told them would be German resistance leaders. In reality, what they would meet at Venlo was an SS ambush--leading to the murder of Best's Z associate and the Nazis' seizure of a plain text list of British under-cover agents. It was a massive disaster for British intelligence and a crucial turning point of war-time espionage. Best survived Venlo to tell of the shocking intelligence coups that precipitated the attack. His harrowing account of torture at the hands of the Nazis and five years in the infamous Sachenhausen and Dachau concentration camps offers unparalleled, first-hand details from inside the Third Reich. --from publisher description
Summary
On November 9, 1939, Captain Sigismund Payne Best and other members of Britain's ultra-secret Z service sat near a cafe in Venlo, The Netherlands, waiting to meet with whom supposedly-sound intelligence told them would be German resistance leaders. In reality, what they would meet at Venlo was an SS ambush--leading to the murder of Best's Z associate and the Nazis' seizure of a plain text list of British under-cover agents. It was a massive disaster for British intelligence and a crucial turning point of war-time espionage. Best survived Venlo to tell of the shocking intelligence coups that precipitated the attack. His harrowing account of torture at the hands of the Nazis and five years in the infamous Sachenhausen and Dachau concentration camps offers unparalleled, first-hand details from inside the Third Reich. --from publisher description
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357669
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BTCTA
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Best, S. Payne
Dewey number
940
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Jones, Nigel
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True
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  • Best, S. Payne
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
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a true story of double-dealing, captivity, and a murderous Nazi plot
Label
The Venlo incident : a true story of double-dealing, captivity, and a murderous Nazi plot, S. Payne Best ; introduction by Nigel Jones
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Publication
Note
Reprint. Originally published: London : Hutchinson & Co., 1950. With new introduction
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvii, 260 p., [14] p. of plates
Isbn
9781602399464
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)436028790
Label
The Venlo incident : a true story of double-dealing, captivity, and a murderous Nazi plot, S. Payne Best ; introduction by Nigel Jones
Publication
Note
Reprint. Originally published: London : Hutchinson & Co., 1950. With new introduction
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvii, 260 p., [14] p. of plates
Isbn
9781602399464
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)436028790

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