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Total Espionage : Germany's Information and Disinformation Apparatus 1932-41 (Paperback) (Curt Riess)

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Total Espionage was first published shortly before Pearl Harbor and is fresh in its style, retaining immediacy unpolluted by the knowledge of subsequent events. It tells how the whole apparatus of the ****** state was geared towards war by its systematic gathering of information and dissemination of disinformation. The author, a Berlin journalist, went into exile in 1933 and eventually settled in Manhattan in where he wrote for the ‘Saturday Evening Post’. He maintained a network of contacts throughout Europe and from inside the regime to garner his facts. The ****** made use of many people and organizations: officers’ associations who were in touch with many who left to help organize the armies of South American countries, and in the USA there were the Friends of the New Germany. German consulates sprang up and aircraft would make unusual detours to observe interesting parts of foreign countries. News agencies and various associations dedicated to maintaining contacts with particular countries were encouraged to supply information. Film studios would send large crews abroad to shoot documentaries as well as perform acts of espionage. Foreign nationals were bribed or blackmailed; and pro-****** groups in foreign countries were supported via the Auslandsorganization. All Germans living abroad were encouraged to report their observations to the authorities, particular attention was being focused on engineers, technicians, scientists and people in other professions who were particularly likely to obtain valuable information; however, other Germans abroad were also used, even cabaret singers, waiters, language teachers, as well as Germans traveling abroad as tourists. Germans living abroad were exempt from mobilization because of their value as spies. Foreigners were given opportunity to study in Germany, and connections with them were kept in the hope that they would one day provide useful information. All of this was Goebbels’ ‘Total Espionage’.
Number of Pages: 288
Genre: History, Political Science
Sub-Genre: Europe / Germany, Military / World War II, Political Freedom + Security / Intelligence
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Casemate Pub & Book Dist Llc
Author: Curt Riess
Language: English
Street Date: February 18, 2016
TCIN: 50644476
UPC: 9781781554517
Item Number (DPCI): 248-09-9063

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