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Title:
The Venlo incident : a true story of double-dealing, captivity, and a murderous Nazi plot
Author:
Best, S. Payne (Sigismund Payne)
Publication Information:
London : Frontline Books ; New York : Skyhorse Pub., [2009]

©2009
Physical Description:
xvii, 260 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Summary:
On November 9, 1939, Captain Sigismund Payne Best and other members of Britain's ultra-secret Z service sat near a café 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
General Note:
Reprint. Originally published: London : Hutchinson & Co., 1950. With new introduction.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781848325586

9781602399464
Format :
Book