Book Silver : the spy who fooled the Nazis : the most remarkable agent of the Second World War / Mihir Bose.
Publication year: 2016
Media class: Book
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781781553718 (hbk.) :
Includes bibliographical references.
Extent: 350 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black
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THe spy who fooled the Nazis. This relates the story of the man who went from cook to spy, until finally becoming on of the most remarkable agents of the second world war. Silver was the codename for the only quintuple spy of the Second World War, spying for the Italians, Germans, Japanese, Soviets and the British. The Germans awarded him the Iron Cross, Germany s highest military decoration, and paid him 2.5 million in today s money. In reality Silver deceived the Nazis on behalf of the Soviets and the British. In 1942 the Russians decided to share Silver with the British, the only time during the war that the Soviets agreed to such an arrangement. This brought him under the control of Peter Fleming who acted as his spy master. Germans also gave Silver a transmitter which broadcast misleading military information directly to Abwehr headquarters in Berlin.