Download The Solitary Spy: A Political Prisoner in Cold War Berlin by Douglas Boyd PDF

By Douglas Boyd

Of the 2.3 million nationwide Servicemen conscripted throughout the chilly warfare, 4,200 attended the key Joint providers institution for Linguists, tasked with offering much-needed Russian audio system to the 3 prone. the bulk have been in RAF uniform, because the Warsaw Pact observed air forces develop into the best chance to the West. After education, they have been despatched to front strains in Germany and somewhere else to listen in on Russian plane in actual time. published to RAF Gatow in Berlin, preferably positioned for indications interception, Douglas Boyd got here to grasp Hitler’s devastated former capital, divided because it used to be into Soviet, French, US and British sectors. Pulling no punches, he describes the SIGINT paintings, his next arrest through armed Soviet infantrymen one evening at the border, and the way he was once locked up with no trial in solitary confinement in a Stasi felony. The Solitary undercover agent is a different account of the terrifying event of incarceration and interrogation in an East German political criminal, from which Boyd ultimately escaped one step sooner than the KGB.

Show description

Read Online or Download The Solitary Spy: A Political Prisoner in Cold War Berlin PDF

Best biographies of world war ii books

The Flying Greek: An Immigrant Fighter Ace's WWII Odyssey with the RAF, USAAF, and French Resistance

Steve N. Pisanos’s The Flying Greek is either the vintage story of an immigrant’s bond with the USA and an aerial event. while younger Pisanos arrived within the U. S. in 1938, he labored, studied English, and realized to fly. He earned a personal pilot’s license in 1941, and shortly after Germany invaded Greece, he volunteered for the embattled British Royal Air strength.

Bamboo Cage: The P.O.W. Diary of Flight Lieutenant Robert Wyse, 1942-1943 (New Brunswick Military Heritage Series)

In 1942, RAF flight controller Robert Wyse turned a jap prisoner of warfare at the island of Java in Indonesia. Starved, ailing, crushed, and labored to near-death, he wasted away till he weighed in simple terms seventy kilos, his lifestyles putting in tenuous stability. there have been strict orders opposed to POWs conserving diaries, yet Wyse penned his observations at the scarce bits of paper he may locate, suffering to explain the brutalities he witnessed.

The Medic: Life and Death in the Last Days of WWII

Leo Litwak used to be a school pupil while he joined the military to struggle in international struggle II, "a na've, callow eighteen-year-old son ready to affix different soldier boys being hauled off to struggle. " In 1944 he discovered himself in Belgium, in the course of the waning ecu conflict, a medic knowledgeable to avoid wasting lives yet frequently powerless to do even more than watch existence slip away.

The Last Ring Home: A POW’s Lasting Legacy of Courage, Love, and Honor in World War II

Touring 40 thousand miles and encouraging love and depression in equivalent degree, Lt. Minter Dial’s misplaced Annapolis ring altered the lives of many—not simply those that gazed upon its blue stone. The spellbinding account of 1 man’s obsession with a relatives mystery—and the made of many years of analysis and inquiries—The final Ring domestic explores writer Minter Dial’s pursuit of the genuine tale of his namesake, his overdue grandfather Lt.

Additional resources for The Solitary Spy: A Political Prisoner in Cold War Berlin

Example text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.64 of 5 – based on 32 votes