Agent Garbo: The Brilliant, Eccentric Secret Agent Who Tricked Hitler and Saved D-Day

Agent Garbo: The Brilliant, Eccentric Secret Agent Who Tricked Hitler and Saved D-Day

Stephan Talty

“The booklet presses ever ahead down a direction of ancient marvels and surprising evidence. The impact is sort of a grasp category that’s available to an individual, and Agent Garbo frequently reads as if it have been written in one, ideal draft.”—The Atlantic

Before he remade himself because the grasp secret agent often called Garbo, Juan Pujol was once not anything greater than a Barcelona fowl farmer. yet as Garbo, he grew to become in a masterpiece of deception that modified the process international warfare II. Posing because the Nazis’ simply trustworthy undercover agent within England, he created an imaginary million-man military, invented armadas out of skinny air, and taken an unlimited community of fictional subagents to existence. The scheme culminated on June 6, 1944, whilst Garbo confident the Germans that the Allied forces drawing close Normandy have been only a feint—the actual invasion might come at Calais. due to his wonderful trickery, the Allies have been capable of land with less competition and at last push directly to Berlin.

As brilliant because it sounds, every thing in Agent Garbo is correct, in keeping with years of archival study and interviews with Pujol’s kinfolk. This pulse-pounding mystery set within the shadow international of espionage and deception unearths the surprising truth of spycraft that happens simply under the skin of history.

“Stephan Talty’s unsurpassed learn brings forth one of many war’s maximum brokers in a must-read publication in the event you imagine they recognize all the nice global battle II stories.” —Gregory Freeman, writer of The Forgotten 500

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