Hitler's spy chief : The Wilhelm Canaris Mystery. / Richard Bassett.
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- ISBN: 9781480416222 (electronic bk)
- ISBN: 9781453249291 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2013.
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A remarkable tale of espionage and intrigue-the true story of Wilhelm Canaris, Hitler's intelligence chief, and his role in the conspiracy to assassinate the FührerAdmiral Wilhelm Canaris was appointed by Hitler to head the Abwehr (the German secret service) eighteen months after the Nazis came to power. But Canaris turned against the Fu ̈hrer and the Nazi regime, believing that Hitler would start a war Germany could not win. In 1938 he was involved in an attempted coup, undermined by British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain.In 1940 he sabotaged the German plan to invade England, and fed General Franco vital information that helped him keep Spain out of the war. For years he played a dangerous double game, desperately trying to keep one step ahead of the Gestapo. The SS chief, Heinrich Himmler, became suspicious of Canaris and by 1944, when Abwehr personnel were involved in the attempted assassination of Hitler, he had the evidence to arrest Canaris himself....
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