Codename Tricycle - Russell Miller

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Title
Codename Tricycle - the true story of the Second World War's most extraordinary double agent
Author
Russell Miller
format
Hardback
Publisher
Secker & Warburg
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20040805

A wealthy playboy, incorrigible womaniser and dedicated gambler, Dusko Popov was one of Germany's most trusted spies, one of Britain's most successful double agents, and, some say, the inspiration for James Bond. With full access to FBI and MI5 records, along with private family papers, his incredible adventures can now be told authoritatively for the first time. Recruited by the Abwehr in 1940, 27-year-old Popov immediately offered his services to the British. His wry code-name was Tricycle, said to derive from his proclivity for nocturnal threesomes. Throughout the war he fed the Germans with a constant stream of military 'intelligence', all vetted by MI5, and came to be viewed as their most important and reliable agent in Britain; the information he supplied about the strength of the British armed forces after Dunkirk influenced German estimates for the remainder of the war. But when, in June 1941, he was ordered by the Abwehr to the United States to report on the defences at Pearl Harbour, J. Edgar Hoover, Director of the FBI, failed to heed his warnings, distrusting all spies and detesting Popov in particular, whom he considered to be 'a moral degenerate'. Facing the danger of

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Spies - Germany - Biography.|Spies - Great Britain - Biography.|World War, 1939-1945 - Secret service.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
290

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