Agent Cicero: Hitler's Most Successful Spy.

Simmons, Mark.

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Elyesa Bazna was born in 1904 of Albanian parents at Pristina, now in Kosovo. In the early 1940s he was employed by the British Embassy in Istanbul and began spying for the Germans. He did not much care for the Germans but his loyalties lay with the highest bidder. In fact he was the highest-paid spy in history. His codename was Cicero and true to all astonishing spy stories a beautiful woman brought him down.

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Elyesa Bazna was the highest-paid spy in history. Working for the British ambassador in Ankara in 1943, Bazna photographed top-secret documents and sold them to the Nazis. So started his career as a `walk-in', a freelance spy whose loyalties lay with the highest bidder. His codename was Cicero. But a beautiful woman was to end it all. Cicero was compromised by an American-controlled agent working at the German Embassy, who obtained his codename and discovered that he was working at the British Embassy. He fled and narrowly avoided being captured by the tipped-off British. Finally free, he realised his money was worthless - most of it was counterfeit, produced by the Nazi scheme Operation Bernhard. Mark Simmons weaves together personal accounts by the leading characters and information from top-secret files from MI5, MI6 and the CIA to tell the astonishing story of Agent Cicero.

Book Details

Author Simmons, Mark.
Format HC
Publisher The History Press Ltd
Imprint The History Press Ltd
Number of Pages 192
Illustrations 16 Plates, black and white; 30 Illustrations, black and white
Publish Date 2/06/2014
Catalogue Lim78
Catalogue book number 38