Bodyguard of Lies: The Extraordinary True Story Behind D-Day by Anthony Cave Brown

By Anthony Cave Brown

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Publish yr note: initially released in 1975. replica is 2d printing, September 1978

Examines Allied intelligence and counter-intelligence operations in the course of global warfare II, describing the cipher desktop used to damage German codes and the strategies, ruses, and deceptions hired to make sure the winning invasion of Normandy

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Bodyguard of Lies is a 1975 non-fiction ebook written by way of Anthony Cave Brown, his first significant old paintings. Named for a wartime quote of Winston Churchill, it's a narrative account of Allied army deception operations through the moment international warfare. The British and American governments resisted Brown's makes an attempt to analyze the e-book. a number of the subject matters have been nonetheless categorised and he was once denied entry to British battle documents. the cloth within the ebook is predominantly in accordance with oral testimony in addition to a few American documents, declassified towards the top of Brown's research.

Critical reception has been combined, yet quite often destructive. modern historians, resembling Charles B. MacDonald, praised the paintings – even though a few did touch upon its size. sleek reviewers have pointed out inconsistencies or blunders within the fabric, in accordance with later declassified files. additionally, a few of Brown's own conclusions were wondered.

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And on the other side of the Channel, in a pure white uniform with gold furniture, Reichsmarshall Goering watched the battle from an eyrie on Cap Gris-Nez. The brilliant blue skies were laced with contrails, the silence of the still, hot day broken by the howl of overtaxed aero engines or superchargers cutting in, and the deadly little rattle of machine-gun fire at very high altitude. By one o'clock the skies of southeast England were aflame with battle as twenty-five squadrons of Spitfires and Hurricanes engaged the first Luftwaffe fleets.

Fighter Command, was able to position the remnants of his squadrons at the places where they could rise and intercept the German squadrons to the maximum advantage of the RAP. All radar and flak defenses were at optimum alert. From his seat in the circle overlooking the large horizontal map table, Churchill watched the Luftwaffe assemble over the Channel ports. He watched the RAP coming into corresponding states of readiness. The target was London; and it would be attacked by 1000 bomber and 700 fighter sorties.

It was known that the tides, moon and weather were all favorable to a large-scale crossing of the Channel by the German armies. It was also appreciated that if they did not come now they would not be able to come at all this year; the equinoctial gales would set in. The only force that barred their way was the badly weakened RAP. But forewarned of Eagle Day by Ultra, Air Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding, the C-in-C of the RAP . Fighter Command, was able to position the remnants of his squadrons at the places where they could rise and intercept the German squadrons to the maximum advantage of the RAP.

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