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Cover Name: Dr. Rantzau (Hardcover) Loot Price: R871
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Cover Name: Dr. Rantzau (Hardcover): Nikolaus Ritter

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Cover Name: Dr. Rantzau (Hardcover)

Nikolaus Ritter; Edited by Katharine R Wallace; Contributions by Mary Kathryn Barbier

Series: Foreign Military Studies

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Cover Name: Dr. Rantzau is a gripping diary-like personal account of espionage during the Second World War and is one of very few historic memoirs written by an ex- Abwehr officer. Detailed is how Colonel Nikolaus Ritter, following a brief World War I career and over ten years as a businessman in America, returned to Germany in spring of 1935 and became Chief of Air Intelligence in the Abwehr. He was assigned to establish a network of agents to gather information on British and US airfields, aircrafts, and state-of-the-art developments in the aerospace industry. Among others, Ritter's cover names were Dr. Rantzau and Dr. Reinhard in Holland, Belgium, and Luxembourg, Dr. Jansen in Hungary, Dr. Renken in Germany, and Mr. Johnson in America. Throughout his service in the Abwehr, Ritter smuggled America's most jealously guarded secret, the Norden bombsight and the Sperry gyroscope, into Germany, and coordinated the planning for the invasion of the British Isles (Operation Sea Lion). Ritter was incarcerated by the British in 1945 and sent to the Bad Nenndorf interrogation centre. Katharine Ritter Wallace, the daughter of Col. Ritter, presents the first English translation of the German World War II memoir. With a combination of collected documents, correspondences, personal notes, communications with peers, and from memory, this captivating account by an espionage agent reveals an insider's glimpse of the German intelligence service and of a handler's expansive and diverse agent network.

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Imprint: The University Press of Kentucky
Country of origin: United States
Series: Foreign Military Studies
Release date: April 2019
Authors: Nikolaus Ritter
Editors: Katharine R Wallace
Contributors: Mary Kathryn Barbier
Dimensions: 229 x 152mm (L x W)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 208
ISBN-13: 978-0-8131-7734-2
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Books > History > World history > From 1900
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > Second World War
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LSN: 0-8131-7734-0
Barcode: 9780813177342

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