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The Resource Agent Jack : the true story of MI5's secret Nazi hunter, Robert Hutton

Agent Jack : the true story of MI5's secret Nazi hunter, Robert Hutton

Label
Agent Jack : the true story of MI5's secret Nazi hunter
Title
Agent Jack
Title remainder
the true story of MI5's secret Nazi hunter
Statement of responsibility
Robert Hutton
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is the incredible tale of Operation Fifth Column, a Second World War MI5 operation so secret that its existence was only revealed by the National Archives for the first time in 2014. Throughout the war and even for a couple of years afterwards, 'Agent Jack' - in reality, a bank clerk named Eric Roberts - acted as a Gestapo agent to whom hundreds of British-based Nazi sympathisers and informers passed their secrets, thinking that he was sending them back to Germany. Many were put on a salary by what they thought was the Third Reich and some were even 'awarded' Iron Crosses for their services to the Fatherland; they never found out the truth. Among the secrets they tried to pass were: a tip-off about Bletchley Park; details of the deadly Mosquito bomber; complete plans of a highly effective anti-radar technology codenamed WINDOW. The larger-than-life characters who populate the book include Roberts himself, the deceptively ordinary-seeming bank clerk; Maxwell Knight, who recruited Roberts; Victor Third Baron Rothschild, Roberts' spymaster, who did a sideline in bomb disposal using his Cartier screwdrivers; Theresa Clay, the distinguished biologist who co-ran the operation with Rothschild, but because she was a woman was only ever classified as an 'assistant'; Marita Perigoe, possibly the most dangerous of the fascists, who despite having her suspicions about Roberts, continued to recruit spies for him and pass him secrets to the end of the war
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
VHEI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hutton, Robert
Dewey number
940.5486
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Roberts, Eric
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Spies
  • Secret service
  • Espionage
  • Intelligence officers
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
Label
Agent Jack : the true story of MI5's secret Nazi hunter, Robert Hutton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000063951138
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 313 pages
Isbn
9781474605113
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)958098293
Label
Agent Jack : the true story of MI5's secret Nazi hunter, Robert Hutton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000063951138
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 313 pages
Isbn
9781474605113
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)958098293

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