By J. C. Masterman

The remarkable real tale of the way British intelligence penetrated and virtually operated Nazi Germany's undercover agent community in the British Isles.

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E. Special Operations Executive W. Branch Wireless Branch 1: The Theory and Practice of Double Cross THE USE OF DOUBLE AGENTS IN TIME OF WAR IS A TIME-HONOURED method both of deception and of counterespionage. They have been used frequently and extensively in most wars and in many places; they will quite certainly be used again. Every spy who is sent into enemy territory or across the lines must be alive to the possibility of capture and, in the event of capture, of saving his life not merely by full confession but by returning with messages couched in a form approved and perhaps dictated by his captors.

5 in this particular work. 6 is primarily espionage, or the obtaining of accurate information from the enemy by means of spies or agents. Now undoubtedly double agents afford admirable opportunities for obtaining intelligence information, but they perform many other tasks as well. 6, like the service departments, would wish to take a quick and positive bonus from a case which, if used with maximum efficiency, should be developed over a long period of time and used for purposes ultimately more rewarding than the mere acquisition of information about the enemy.

The dermal and subdermal took on new and nerve-wracking significance. The Double-Cross System is not the only document to describe double agents and deception. It is simply the best. ” The same sort of amplification can be done, though less confidently, with Eddie Chapman’s own account of himself as ZIGZAG, the saboteur (he was known as FRITZCHEN to his German employers), in The Eddie Chapman Story (1954). What is significant in The Double-Cross System is the system itself. In a philosophical sense it is the “game” which counts.

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