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Game of Spies The Secret Agent, the Traitor and the Nazi, Bordeaux 1942-1944 by Paddy Ashdown
  

Game of Spies The Secret Agent, the Traitor and the Nazi, Bordeaux 1942-1944

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A riveting three-way spy story set in occupied France.

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Game of Spies The Secret Agent, the Traitor and the Nazi, Bordeaux 1942-1944 by Paddy Ashdown

A riveting three-way spy story set in occupied France. In the tradition of Ben MacIntyre, 'Game of Spies' tells the story of a lethal spy triangle in Bordeaux between 1942 and 1944 in Bordeaux - and of France's greatest betrayal by aristocratic and right-wing Resistance leader Andre Grandclement. The story centres on three men: one British, one French and one German and the duel they fought out in an atmosphere of collaboration, betrayal and assassination, in which comrades sold fellow comrades, Allied agents and downed pilots to the Germans, as casually as they would a bottle of wine. It is a story of SOE, treachery, bed-hopping and executions in the city labelled 'la plus collaboratrice' in the whole of France.

Reviews

Praise for 'The Cruel Victory': 'A powerful account of an extraordinary story.
The Times

'A fine account.'
5

*, Daily Telegraph 'Paddy Ashdown has produced not only the most thorough history to date of the Resistance in the Vercors, but also the startling new contention that, 'The Germans did not win on the Vercors. They lost.
Written with pace, the detail is fine

... and Ashdown is well-placed to write this book, which requires an understanding of military strategy, diplomacy and political shenanigans, as well as old fashioned story telling skill.
Spectator Praise for A Brilliant Little Operation:

'The story of Operation Frankton is an extreme example of a plan brilliantly conceived and badly botched. The ten commandos who made a secret canoe raid in 1942 on German merchant ships have become icons of British wartime derring-do.'
The Times

'No doubt many more books will be written about the war, but I hope this becomes a model for them since, though the heroism of our boys is stirring stuff, history only makes real sense if you can see it from all sides.'
Daily Telegraph

'Paddy Ashdown has sifted the facts from the myths to write a fascinating and very personal account.'
Independent

'It moves at the pace of a thriller and it's real'
Nick Ferrari, Sunday Express

'Ashdown's insights and his extensive research in an impressive range of archives will ensure that yet another work on the subject will not be required in the foreseeable future.'
Times Literary Supplement

About the Author

After service as a Royal Marine and as an intelligence officer for the UK security services, Paddy Ashdown was a Member of Parliament for Yeovil from 1983 to 2001, and leader of the Liberal Democrats from 1988 until 1999. Later he was the international High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina from 2002 to 2006. He was made a Knight Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George in 2006.

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Book Info

Publication date

22nd September 2016

Author

Paddy Ashdown

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Publisher

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Hardback
400 pages

Categories

Action Adventure / Spy
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Second World War
General & world history
20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000

ISBN

9780008140823

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