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Dr. Rantzau (Foreign Military Studies)

Nikolaus Ritter, Katharine R. Wallace (Editor), Mary Kathryn Barbier (Foreword by)


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Cover Name: Dr. Rantzau is a gripping diary-like personal account of espionage during the Second World War and is one of very few historic memoirs written by an ex- Abwehr officer. Detailed is how Colonel Nikolaus Ritter, following a brief World War I career and over ten years as a businessman in America, returned to Germany in spring of 1935 and became Chief of Air Intelligence in the Abwehr. He was assigned to establish a network of agents to gather information on Bri.

University Press of Kentucky, 9780813177342, 264pp.

Publication Date: May 24, 2019

About the Author

Nikolaus Adolf Fritz Ritter (1899-1974) was Chief of Air Intelligence in the Abwehr, the German military intelligence service. Ritter lived in the United States for 10 years until 1935 when he returned to the German military where he recruited and sustained an agent network under the Chief of Intelligence Service, Admiral Canaris.