Codename Tricycle: The True Story of the Second World War's by Russell Miller

By Russell Miller

A colorful portrait of a celebrated, glamorous and bold guy who epitomized every little thing in regards to the lifetime of a undercover agent — and used to be relatively very likely the foundation for James Bond.

A prosperous attorney, debonair girls’ guy, consummate actor, and brave gambler, Dusko Popov performed the position of playboy one of the best echelons of British society to develop into one among Germany’s such a lot relied on spies. actually, he was once one in all Britain’s such a lot winning double brokers and, a few say, the muse for James Bond.

With complete entry to FBI and MI5 files, besides deepest relatives papers, his fabulous adventures can now learn authoritatively for the 1st time. Recruited through the Abwehr in 1940, 27-year-old Popov instantly provided his prone to the British. His code-name was once Tricycle.

Throughout the struggle he fed the Germans with a continuing move of army “intelligence,” all vetted by way of MI5, and got here to be considered as their most crucial and trustworthy agent in Britain. but if he used to be ordered by way of the Abwehr to the USA to record at the defences at Pearl Harbor, J. Edgar Hoover, Director of the FBI, did not heed his warnings, distrusting all spies and detesting Popov particularly whom he thought of to be a “moral degenerate.”

Show description

Read or Download Codename Tricycle: The True Story of the Second World War's Most Extraordinary Double Agent PDF

Best intelligence & espionage books

Key to Sinai, The Battles for Abu Agelia in the - and - Arab Israeli Wars

[Includes five figures and 21 maps]Situated among the Suez Canal and Israel and marked via the cruel atmosphere of the principal Sinai lies Abu Ageila, an unprepossessing region of low ridges and hills by which passes the best-surfaced highway within the peninsula. due to its situation at the significant path, with reference to the Israeli-Egyptian border, Abu Ageila grew to become the main to the Sinai within the Arab-Israeli wars of 1956 and 1967.

British Commandos

With Hitler's military rampaging throughout Europe, Winston Churchill ordered the production of a different struggling with force-- the Commandos. those valiant males have been volunteers drawn from the ranks of the British military, shaped right into a detailed provider Brigade, and placed via a rigorous yet powerful education software.

Sniper Rifles: From the 19th to the 21st Century (Osprey Weapon)

A technical define of the background of the sniper rifle, from its creation in conflict throughout the Napoleonic wars, throughout the US Civil warfare to its present apogee because the most often used wrestle rifle in Iraq and Afghanistan. This e-book info the advance of ammunition, assorted guns forms together with unmarried shot, journal loading and semi-automatic, in addition to the advent and use of optical attractions.

Killer Elite

The “enthralling page-turner” (Library magazine) now a huge movie starring Jason Statham, Clive Owen, and Robert De NiroHere is a gripping novel, encouraged by means of real-life occasions, a few inner most group of British vigilantes that units out to dispose of a gang of cold-blooded agreement killers. From 1977 to 1990, 4 former British infantrymen die, one after the other, supposedly because of coincidence or sickness.

Additional resources for Codename Tricycle: The True Story of the Second World War's Most Extraordinary Double Agent

Sample text

Ingenious and visionary, Montagu was a natural for intelligence work and dreamed up the famous ‘Man Who Never Was’ stunt later in the war, planting fake documents on a corpse floating in the Mediterranean to convince the Germans that Greece, not Italy, was the Allies’ next target. Montagu’s job was to assemble a cover story that would convince the Germans that Popov had been using his time diligently on their behalf during his brief trip to London and assure them he really was working as a spy.

Good even white teeth. Loose sensual mouth and thick lips. Has the appearance of being a Mongolian-Slav type with rather high cheek bones. Clean shaven. Hands rather podgy, white and well-manicured. Receding forehead and determined chin. Is broad shouldered and thick set. When walking his gait is long-strided and slightly rolling and is the very reverse of military. When talking he gesticulates freely with his hands. He dresses well but carelessly, trousers always seem too long for him, prefers white silk shirts with soft collars and fancy ties.

Mackenzie was fined £100 for breaching the Official Secrets Act and promptly put under surveillance by MI5. Back in London the day after Menzies’ party, Popov had another caller at the Savoy – Lieutenant Commander Ewen Montagu, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, the naval intelligence officer on the XX Committee. A barrister and rising King’s Counsel in civilian life, Montagu had been recruited by Admiral John Godfrey, director of the Office of Naval Intelligence. Ingenious and visionary, Montagu was a natural for intelligence work and dreamed up the famous ‘Man Who Never Was’ stunt later in the war, planting fake documents on a corpse floating in the Mediterranean to convince the Germans that Greece, not Italy, was the Allies’ next target.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.27 of 5 – based on 10 votes