Hitler's Secret War in South America: German Military Espionage and Allied Counterespionage in Brazil by Stanley HiltonHitler's Secret War in South America: German Military Espionage and Allied Counterespionage in Brazil by Stanley Hilton

Hitler's Secret War in South America: German Military Espionage and Allied Counterespionage in…

byStanley Hilton

Paperback | October 15, 1999

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Published first in Brazil as Suastica sobre o Brazil, this examination of the rise and fall of German espionage in that country spent months on the best-seller list there and generated a national furor as former spies and collaborationists denounced it as a CIA ploy. Here, for the first time, are the colorful stories of such German agents as "Alfredo, " probably the most important enemy operative in the Americas; "King, " who was decorated for his daring exploits but who carelessly mentioned the real names of his collaborators in secret radio messages; the bumbling Janos Salamon; and the debonair Hans Christian von Kotze, who ultimately betrayed the Abwehr (German Military Intelligence).

Eminently readable, Hitler's Secret War in South America resembles, but is not, fiction. It describes in detail the Allies' real battle against the Abwehr, a struggle highlighted by the interception and deciphering of German radio transmissions.

Title:Hitler's Secret War in South America: German Military Espionage and Allied Counterespionage in…Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pagesPublished:October 15, 1999Publisher:Scholarly Book Services Inc.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0807124362

ISBN - 13:9780807124369

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This controversial book, first published in Brazil, was a national sensation and provoked former Second World War operatives in South America to cry foul. Hitler`s Secret War In South America: 1939-1945 - German Military Espionage and Allied Counterespionage in Brazil brings the reader to the darkened offices, exotic locations and secret plots afoot during the Second World War. Author Stanley E. Hilton presents such true-life characters as Alfredo the exceptional German spy and Hans Christian von Kotze, the debonair operative who ultimately turned the tables on everyone. Fiction was never as good as this true life adventure. 

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"A rare combination of accuracy and excitement and ... a valuable addition to the welcome new shelf of scholarly intelligence studies".

-- American Historical Review