Agent Cicero: Hitler's Most Successful Spy by Mark Simmons

By Mark Simmons

This can be the tale of the main profitable German secret agent of global battle II, the Albanian Elyesa Bazna - an untrained opportunist.

Bazna labored as a valet to the British ambassador to Turkey in Ankara. He photographed 'Top Secret' fabric, which he offered for immense sums to the Germans. He turned the main hugely paid undercover agent in background. in spite of the fact that, he by no means received to get pleasure from his ill-gotten earnings, for the British banknotes he demanded got here from 'Operation Bernhard', the counterfeiting undertaking manage by way of the SD, the Nazi international espionage division.

Cicero even stumbled throughout 'Operation Overlord', code-name for D-Day. as a result of in-fighting among a variety of German departments, complete use used to be by no means made up of this. Having accessed lately published British mystery provider records - the affair has regularly been a humiliation to the British.

Mark Simmons weaves jointly own debts by means of the prime characters and knowledge from top-secret documents from MI5, MI6 and the CIA to inform the remarkable tale of Agent Cicero.

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The 2nd and 1st Battalions had slightly better luck and were north of the airfield, although "Hill Peter" remained in enemy hands. Nine Shermans had been knocked out and Marine casualties stood at nearly 400 dead and wounded. " The first was Hill 382 (named from its elevation above sea level), with its slopes peppered with countless pillboxes and caves. Four hundred yards to the south lay a shallow depression called the "Amphitheater," and immediately to the east Rocket firing trucks were used extensively on Iwo Jima where the terrain permitted.

ASSAULT ON MOUNT SURIBACHI D-DAY - D+4 The 28th Marines landed on Green Beach and advanced across the 700yds (640m) wide isthmus at the base of Mount Suribachi. Despite fierce opposition and very heavy casualties, they had isolated the volcano and its defenders by 1035hrs. General Kuribayashi had anticipated that Suribachi would be cut off early in the battle, but was very disappointed that Col Atsuchi's garrison held out for only four days. 45 An armored Amtrac, "Old Glory" somewhere on the island.

As the 24th Regiment advanced they were confronted by a nest of concrete pillboxes but, with the help of the few tanks that had broken through, surrounded Hill 382.

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