By Robert Marshall

ISBN-10: 0002177862

ISBN-13: 9780002177863

The tale of mystery carrier treachery within the moment international conflict. It describes how the top of MI6, piqued via Chruchill's establishing of SOE as a rival sabotage and intelligence association, devised a capture, utilizing a double agent, Henri Dericourt, to break the entire of SOE's intelligence community in France. consequently approximately 1,000 women and men have been arrested, hundreds and hundreds of whom died in focus camps.

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Inside was a vast antique desk that Mansfield Cumming had brought with him from the Admiralty, a full-length portrait of the original ‘C’, and copious quantities of a green ink with which he signed all his documents. ) Dansey’s office was next door to ‘C’s’, but he rarely occupied it. He preferred to operate away from Broadway, either from his own flat at 3 Albemarle Street or at one of MI6’s addresses such as the flat at 5 St James’s Street. The first priority was to amalgamate the Z Organization and the PCO networks and then get down to examining the damage.

He served in the ‘Kaiser’s Army’ throughout the Great War, was wounded once and awarded the Iron Cross, second class. During the 1920s he settled in Berlin and went into business for himself. But the young entrepreneur became increasingly alarmed by the political currents of the day, in particular the activities of the Communists and the threat of a much-heralded revolution. On 1 December 1931 he joined the National Socialists. (Party No. ) His first political activities were with the Sturmab-teilung, or SA – literally Storm Detachment.

He cultivated a vaguely romantic air about his home and family and when pressed about his origins he would feign a pained silence, glance away and whisper ‘Château Thierry’. It was terribly effective. Henri Eugène Alfred Déricourt was born at twelve-thirty in the morning of 2 September 1909, in the little hamlet of Coulognes-en-Tardenois, near Reims in the département of Aisne, some 100 kilometres north-east of Paris. South of the fields of Picardy the country rolls gently between the rivers Aisne and Vesle before running into the industrial outskirts of Reims.

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