New PDF release: Spynest: British and German Espionage from Neutral Holland

By Edwin Ruis

ISBN-10: 0750965061

ISBN-13: 9780750965064

After the 1st global struggle broke out, Holland, and the port urban of Rotterdam specifically, turned a prolific breeding floor for mystery brokers and spies. The neutrality of the Netherlands, its geographical place among the warring countries and its proximity to the Western entrance intended that the British and German mystery providers either selected Holland because the major base for his or her pioneering secret agent operations. It was once the following that the hot intelligence corporations fought their battles, every one in pursuit of the other’s secrets and techniques.

Both aspects despatched of their personal brokers, yet additionally they employed neighborhood women and men to paintings for them, as couriers, trainspotters and infiltrators. a lot of them have been recruited from the shadowy legal underworld and taken with them their very own matters; others sacrificed their lives for romance in their country.

Author Edwin Ruis has plumbed the depths of the overseas files to deliver to gentle the unexplored and sometimes wellguarded mystery histories of intelligence within the First international battle. yet even this can be in simple terms part the tale. those that weren't figured out, the actually profitable spies, stay a secret to this day.

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