Deceiving Hitler

Double-Cross and Deception in World War II

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In the war against Hitler, the Allies had to use every ounce of cunning and trickery that they possessed.

Combining military deceptions with the double-agent network run by the intelligence services, they were able to send the enemy misleading information about Allied troops, plans and operations.

From moving imaginary armies around the desert to putting a corpse with false papers floating in the Mediterranean, and from faking successful bombing campaigns to the convoluted deceptions which kept part of the German forces away from Normandy prior to D-Day, Terry Crowdy explores the deception war that combined the double-agent network with ingenious plans to confuse and hoodwink the Führer.

Table of Contents


1 Snow
2 The Invasion Spies
3 Burning Lies
4 The System
5 Snow Falls
6 The 'Dicky' Period
7 Spanish Intrigues
8 'A' Force
9 The Controlling Officer
10 El Alamein
11 The Development of Agent Cases
12 Mincemeat
13 London Calling
14 The Fortitude Plan
15 By Special Means
16 Vindication
17 Mediterranean Swansong
18 The Final Deceits

Sources and Further Reading

Product details

Published Dec 20 2011
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 352
ISBN 9781780962252
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 32 b/w
Series General Military
Short code GNM
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Terry Crowdy

Terry Crowdy has long been fascinated by many aspe…


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