The Spy Who Fooled the Nazis : the Most Remarkable Agent of the Second World WarBook - 2016
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. Silver was one of many codenames for a man whose real name was Bhagat Ram Talwar, a Hindu Pathan from the North West Frontier province of then British India.
Publisher: [Stroud] : Fonthill Media Limited, 2016
Copyright Date: ©2016
Branch Call Number: 940.5485 T15b
Characteristics: 350 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm