The Game of the Foxes Author:Ladislas Farago More exciting than any spy thriller, here at last is the whole story of German espionage in the United States and Great Britain before and during World War II. — At the end of the War the U.S. forces captured the German State Archives. Buried and unopened in this overwhelming mass of documents was a metal footlocker containing on microfilm the s... more »ecret records of the Abwehr organizations conducting these operations. Inscribed therein was every name - real and cover - of every agent, every mark spent, every report received, every order given.
Ladislas Farago, a lifelong student of espionage and an important figure in U.S. Naval Intelligence in World War II, stumbled across this treasure trove, which had remained untouched for over twenty years. Only he had the background to understand its historic significance.
With these revelations as a base he spent the next four years interviewing surviving intelligence operators on both sides, supplementing, confirming, and correcting the disclosures these supposedly destroyed documents contained.
We follow the octopus spread of Abwehr agents through the free world before hostilities began. We learn how they were planted, some to remain hidden for years before going into action with the outbreak of hostilities. We follow their shadowy movements back and forth to Germany, after the war began, through the neutral countries. We go with them to their secret rendezvous - Treffs - with the spymasters in Hamburg and Bremen. We learn how each side infiltrated the other, and trapped their operatives, how the mysterious British Double Cross agents worked, a subject so sensitive that even after thirty years the British government has expressed grave concern over its disclosure. Only Farago, from a lifetime of expertise in this field, could have written The Game of the Foxes, a book as dramatically exciting as it is historically authentic.« less