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on 13 October 2014
I first became aware of Michael Shrimpton when a clip of an interview he had with Bristol Community Radio came up on Youtube. He is certaintly an engaging speaker and had been promising to write Spyhunter for a few years. The publication of Spyhunter was delayed by a number of alleged circumstances which he alleges in the book. He also write a column on the website Veterans Today.
Now, other reviewers have pointed to the somewhat explosive nature of what Shrimpton describes. A post-war Nazi intelligence continuum which is to blame for everything from 9/11 to the credit crunch to the demise of British manufacturing to a number of airline disasters, drug running, people trafficking, child molestation, manipulation of the money supply…. you name it. He is clearly knowledgeable in certain areas, mainly to do with military equipment and military and civilian aircraft. There are moments when he shows an ability to explain intelligence methods and terms to ordinary folk, and to make things make sense in his argument.
However, the two questions for me are 1) is it believable, or is Shrimpton a hoaxer who can think extremely broadly to hoodwink the reader? 2) If it is true, then why is he so flippant in his tone and why does he think the quasi-struggle with the DVD is not a serious crisis? Surely this draws from the power of his argument just a bit. If a German spy agency was causing natural disasters, kidnapping children, running drugs, murdering civilians and politicians and corrupting our leaders and it is not a serious crisis, could he care to tell me what is?
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on 17 April 2014
Been waiting for this Book since M.Shrimpton started talking about years ago! I've speed read it and though I don't agree with all of it it is well written for clarity. I was expecting it to be written in dull Legalese but it flows and has Shrimpton's trade mark wit throughout. If there is a DVD out there in an underground base in Munich they'll be having a Teutonic tantrum about this work!
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on 5 June 2014
This is a massive book focused on the German Intelligence Service.
The Author sees their hand wherever he looks - but no evidence is produced, and we have to take his word for the reality of his charges.
The book suffers from lack of editing, and various phrases such as "with respect" crop up repetitiously on almost every page.
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on 5 August 2014
Amazing insight into the world of intelligence from a true insider. Mr. Shrimpton's testimonies should be viewed as the closest thing you'll experience to actually being part of the intelligence community. I strongly suggest that you research his very enlightening articles and interviews on the Net. He cuts through the nonsense of the mainstream media and gives a proper account of the hidden truths.
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on 25 June 2015
Shrimpton is, to be charitable, bonkers. He was recently sent to prison after claiming he had intelligence that German agents had a nuclear war head in London before the Olympics and were going to blow up the Queen. Among his loony claims in the past was that the early Comet aircraft were blown up by German agents to ruin the British aviation industry.

He has, amazingly, hoodwinked many people that he is an intelligence expert with high level contacts. In a TV programme about the death of Dr Kelly (whom he said he knew had been murdered by British agents) he was interviewed in his study where there was a red telephone which he said he used for top secret talks with Dr Kissinger and the White House.

How anyone could take him seriously, let alone call him an expert, is extraordinary.
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on 29 March 2015
Any author that takes on writing about the Nazi continuity post world war two should have a substantial look at the efforts of Martin Bormann and his friends at the top echelons of the Allies as spelled out by Christopher Creighton in Op JB (1997) and Paul Manning in Martin Bormann Nazi In Exile (1981) but in this book Bormann gets only two, cursory mentions.
Dipping in a second time I noticed the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty during the 1967 Six Day War as well as that massive occupation of Palestinian sovereign territory which set the standard for the breakdown of the International Rule of Law ever since is justified by Mr Shrimpton with little or no explanation.
None of the Nazi origins via Prince Bernhard, the Arnhem betrayal and the Oosterbeek pocket of The Bilderberg Group even get a mention.
It is by taking depth soundings, via the index, that books like this can be assessed and this fails on every turn as opinionated and scatter-gun. Blaming 'the German DVD' for all of the crimes of Israel, Britain and the US since WWII. An interesting view presented without reference and therefore lacking any gravitas.
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on 6 January 2015
For those who don't know, Shrimpton is a conspiracy theorist. And in his case, he takes conspiracy theories to a new level. He claims it to be factual, but virtually all is fiction, and bad fiction at that. If it were Shrimpton's intention to write it as a spoof on such theories, it wouldn't be a bad effort. But that was not the writer's intention. Clearly he thinks there are a lot of stupid people out there who'll believe anything.

I regret having to give it one star. I'd prefer to give it none. But the system won't accept that.
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on 21 June 2015
Full of spelling/grammatical errors. Can't have had proper editor or proof-reader. Wearisome reading constant boasts. Shambolic and poorly produced. Not a bargain at £25.
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on 4 December 2015
A good deal of evidence and some opinion. When one has lived through many of the instances mentioned the whole book becomes. very revealing
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