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Cassia Spy Ring in World War II Austria : A History of the OSS's Maier-Messner Group - (Paperback)

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This work details the wartime contributions of the Maier-Messner Group, also known as CASSIA, the spy network led by Franz Josef Messner in Austria during WWII. Drawing on primary and secondary sources and interviews with participants and witnesses, the book explains the network’s coordination with the American Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and with authorities in Britain and other countries. The book begins with an overview of British and American intelligence services and German military branches, then describes the activities and fates of the men and women of CASSIA, including brutal interrogations, executions, and narrow escapes. For those who survived, there is information on their lives after the war. Appendices contain official documents, including Gestapo reports on interrogations. B&w historical photos are also included. Annotation ©2018 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 233
Genre: History, Political Science
Sub-Genre: Espionage, History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Author: C. Turner
Language: English
Street Date: August 29, 2017
TCIN: 52913761
UPC: 9781476669694
Item Number (DPCI): 248-49-4049
$35.00

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