Double Cross

The True Story of the D-Day Spies

By Ben Macintyre
(Broadway Books, Paperback, 9780307888778, 399pp.)

Publication Date: May 14, 2013

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"NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF "A SPY AMONG FRIENDS"
On June 6, 1944, 150,000 Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy and suffered an astonishingly low rate of casualties. A stunning military accomplishment, it was also a masterpiece of trickery. Operation Fortitude, which protected and enabled the invasion, and the Double Cross system, which specialized in turning German spies into double agents, tricked the Nazis into believing that the Allied attacks would come in Calais and Norway rather than Normandy. It was the most sophisticated and successful deception operation ever carried out, ensuring Allied victory at the most pivotal point in the war. This epic event has never before been told from the perspective of the key individuals in the Double Cross system, until now. Together they made up one of the oddest and most brilliant military units ever assembled.



About the Author
Ben Macintyre is the author of several books, most recently "The Englishman's Daughter "(FSG, 2002). A senior writer and columnist for "The Times" of London, he was the newspaper's correspondent in New York, Paris, and Washington D.C. He now lives in London.
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