Here are some of my favourite books about undercover operations and intelligence in the Second World War, some well-known, some less so. Click the title to find the book at Amazon and choose your favourite format. Peter Dixon
Game of Spies, by Paddy Ashdown
The parallel stories of a British agent of the Special Operations Executive, a French aristocrat and a German counter-espionage officer in the France of 1942-1944
She Landed by Moonlight, by Carole Seymour-Jones
The exploits of SOE secretary Pearl Witherington, who became an agent and a legendary guerrilla leader in occupied France.
Agent Zigzag, by Ben Macintyre
The story of Eddie Chapman, the Nazi parachutist who became ‘the most notorious double agent of World War 2’.
Between Silk and Cyanide, by Leo Marks
An entertaining insider view of the Special Operations Executive by their expert in cryptography.
Shadows in the Fog, The True Story of Major Suttill and the Prosper French Resistance network by Francis Suttill
How the controversial ‘Prosper’ network was betrayed to the Nazis, written by the son of its leader.
A Brilliant Little Operation, by Paddy Ashdown
The story of the WW2 ‘Cockleshell’ canoe raid on the ships at anchor in Bordeaux harbour.
Rendezvous by Submarine, by Travis Ingham
The story of American former businessman Charles Parsons, who organized guerrilla forces in the Philippines.
Operation Mincemeat, by Ben Macintyre
The most successful wartime deception, involving the dead body of a non-existent secret agent.
Or you might want to check out my own recent book in the same area. Find out more here.
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