Most books about wars are written from the winning side’s point of view especially when it comes to undercover activities which is why this one is quite unusual.
Jorgensen focuses on the story of German espionage during World War 11, as well as providing a quick look at the state of play during the First World War and the run up to the Second. One of the particularly interesting aspects of the book is the story of the rivalry between the different Nazi and German army intelligence services, and the popular myths that surrounded Nazi intelligence. Sometimes the information can be a bit scanty, making the reader wish for more detail such as the saga of Mata Hari or the activities of spies in neutral countries. At times you do wonder about the intelligence of the people sending out the spies – sending would be spies into England who could not speak of a word of English was surely asking for trouble!
The book is backed by some very well chosen black and white photographs, which do help bring to life this period of history.
Overall an interesting book which will definitely be of interest to anyone keen on military history or espionage.
Spying for the Fuhrer: Hitler’s Espionage Machine is available in stores and via Amazon.