Agent Cicero: Hitler's Most Successful Spy

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Hitler promised to give this spy a villa after the war was over—but instead he paid him hundreds of thousands in counterfeit money

This is the story of the most successful German spy of World War II, the Albanian Elyesa Bazna—an untrained opportunist. While working as a valet to the British ambassador to Turkey in Ankara Bazna photographed top secret material, which he sold to the Germans for vast sums. He became the most highly paid spy in history. However he never got to enjoy his ill-gotten gains, for the British banknotes he demanded came from "Operation Bernhard," the counterfeiting project set up by the SD, the Nazi foreign espionage department. Cicero even stumbled across "Operation Overlord," code-name for D-Day. Because of in-fighting between various German departments, full use was never made of the information. Having accessed recently released British Secret Service files, Mark Simmons analyzes all the eyewitness accounts, and captures the feverish atmosphere of neutral Ankara, a hotbed of spies and intrigue.

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Mark Simmons has written more than 100 feature articles mainly on naval/military and travel subjects. He is a correspondent for Warships International Fleet Review, and the author of The Battle of Matapan 1941 and The Rebecca Code.

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Book Description The History Press Ltd, United Kingdom, 2014. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Elyesa Bazna was the highest-paid spy in history. Working for the British ambassador in Ankara in 1943, Bazna photographed top-secret documents and sold them to the Nazis. So started his career as a `walk-in , a freelance spy whose loyalties lay with the highest bidder. His codename was Cicero. But a beautiful woman was to end it all. Cicero was compromised by an American-controlled agent working at the German Embassy, who obtained his codename and discovered that he was working at the British Embassy. He fled and narrowly avoided being captured by the tipped-off British. Finally free, he realised his money was worthless - most of it was counterfeit, produced by the Nazi scheme Operation Bernhard. Mark Simmons weaves together personal accounts by the leading characters and information from top-secret files from MI5, MI6 and the CIA to tell the astonishing story of Agent Cicero. Seller Inventory # AA79780750952866

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