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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent new history, 22 April 2011
This review is from: Operation Fortitude: the Story of the Spy Operation that Saved D-Day (Hardcover)
This excellent book gives a new angle on the planning and operations before D-Day. Detailing the deception plan developed to confuse the Germans about where the Allied landing was going to take place and how strong it would be, the author carefully pieces together this complicated and fascinating story in a well written and gripping narrative. So much of this operation was reliant on the use of double agents, German spies who had been "turned" by the British security services, and a great deal of the book is given over to describing how this came about - starting with the early years of the war and the development of these agents, with their particular strengths and foibles, before going on to show how they managed to put across the false information that kept the German armoured divisions pinned down in the wrong locations and gave the Allies a chance for victory in Normandy. It then details the complex planning that went into the D-Day landings and deception plan before revealing how it all turned out - along with the many scares and slip ups along the way. This fascinating new look at D-Day is highly recommended.
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