Bernard O'Connor's Churchill and Stalin's Secret Agents: Operation Pickaxe at PDF

By Bernard O'Connor

ISBN-10: 1781550026

ISBN-13: 9781781550021

Following the German invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, Churchill and Stalin secretly agreed that Britain might infiltrate Soviet brokers into occupied Western Europe. Liaison all started among the NKVD and the SOE, every one country's mystery carrier. Transported in convoys around the Arctic Ocean and infrequently attacked by means of German U-Boats, thirty-four women and men arrived in Scotland.

To cease humans checking out that Britain used to be aiding the Communists, the brokers got fake identities and supplied with lodging and coaching at distant nation homes in southern England, together with Beaulieu. Codenamed PICKAXES, they have been despatched for parachute perform at Ringway aerodrome, supplied with records, conceal tales and instant units and despatched on clandestine missions into France, Belgium, Holland, Austria, Germany and Italy.

Whilst such a lot have been despatched from RAF Tempsford, Churchill's so much mystery airfield, one used to be despatched via boat around the Channel and one other via submarine into Northern Italy. just a couple of survived the battle as such a lot have been stuck, interrogated and achieved. according to huge study, Bernard O'Connor tells their human tales enmeshed in an internet of political intrigue and diplomacy.

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