The Spy Who Spent The War In Bed

The Spy Who Spent The War In Bed

And Other Bizarre Tales From World War II

Book - 2003
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A rare treat for World War II history buffs and fans of the strange, absurd, and unexplained

Acclaimed military historian William Breuer takes readers on a trip through the looking glass to acquaint them with the weirder side of World War II. Featuring a cast of characters including double- and triple-agents, femme fatales, fearless leaders, and men at arms, The Spy who Spent the War In Bed is a collection of seventy concise, vividly rendered tales of war, ranging from laugh-out-loud funny, to inspiring, to just-plain-bizarre. For instance, there's the one about how reputed Irish Republican Army members in New York conned Nazi intelligence out of a small fortune. There's also a thrilling account of how four American newsmen bagged an entire German platoon. And there's the haunting tale of the ""Mystery Plane,"" an experimental aircraft that took off on a short test flight over England one sunny afternoon in 1938 and simply vanished into a cloudless summer sky. This book draws on personal interviews, official archives, and declassified documents, as well as the vast literature on World War II.

Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : 2003
ISBN: 9780471267393
0471267392
Branch Call Number: ANF 940.5485 BREU
Characteristics: 220 p. : ill. ; 23 cm

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