Game of Spies: The Secret Agent, the Traitor and the Nazi, Bordeaux 1942-1944. Paddy Ashdown

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Название Game of Spies: The Secret Agent, the Traitor and the Nazi, Bordeaux 1942-1944
Автор произведения Paddy Ashdown
Жанр Биографии и Мемуары
Издательство Биографии и Мемуары
Год выпуска 0
isbn 9780008140830

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      First published in Great Britain by William Collins 2016

      Text © Paddy and Jane Ashdown Partnership 2016

      Extract from ‘As I Walked Out One Evening’ © the Estate of W. H. Auden,

      reproduced by permission of Curtis Brown Ltd

      While every effort has been made to trace the owners of copyright material reproduced herein, the author and publishers would like to apologise for any omissions and will be pleased to incorporate missing acknowledgements in any future editions.

       Maps by John Gilkes

      Cover photograph © CollaborationJS / Trevillion Imanages

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      Source ISBN: 9780008140847

      Ebook Edition © September 2016 ISBN: 9780008140830

      Version: 2017-04-11


      To the young men and women whose lives were changed in Room 055 of the Old War Office Building in London – and ended in the death camps of Nazi Europe.



       Title Page







       Author’s Note




       Prologue: The Execution



       10 ‘Je suis fort – Je suis même très fort’

       11 A Birthday Present for Friedrich

       12 The Wolf in the Fold

       13 The Trap Closes

       14 The Deal

       15 Arms and Alarms

       16 Progress and Precautions

       17 The Battle of Lestiac

       18 Maquis Officiels

       19 Lencouacq

       20 Of Missions and Machinations

       21 Crossing the Frontier

       22 Cyanide and Execution

       23 Aristide Returns

       24 ‘I come on behalf of Stanislas’

       25 ‘Forewarned is Forearmed’

       26 ‘This Poisoned Arrow Causes Death’