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Agent Zigzag : the true wartime story of Eddie Chapman : the most notorious double agent of World War II / Ben Macintyre.

By: Macintyre, Ben, 1963-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2016Copyright date: ©2007Edition: Paperback edition.Description: viii, 372 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map, portraits ; 20 cm.Content type: text | still image | cartographic image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781408885406 (paperback).Subject(s): Chapman, Eddie | World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- Germany | World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- Great Britain | Spies -- Great Britain -- Biography | Spies -- Germany -- Biography | World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service | Espionage -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th centuryDDC classification: 940.548641092 Summary: One December night in 1942, a Nazi parachutist landed in a Cambridgeshire field. His mission: to sabotage the British war effort. His name was Eddie Chapman, but he would shortly become MI5's Agent Zigzag. Dashing and louche, courageous and unpredictable, inside the traitor was a hero, inside the villain, a man of conscience. The problem for Chapman, his many lovers and his spymasters was knowing where one ended and the other began. Ben Macintyre weaves together diaries, letters, photographs, memories and top-secret MI5 files to create the exhilarating account of Britain's most sensational double agent.
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One December night in 1942, a Nazi parachutist landed in a Cambridgeshire field. His mission: to sabotage the British war effort. His name was Eddie Chapman, but he would shortly become MI5's Agent Zigzag. Dashing and louche, courageous and unpredictable, the traitor was a patriot inside, and the villain a hero. The problem for Chapman, his many lovers and his spymasters was knowing who he was. Ben Macintyre weaves together diaries, letters, photographs, memories and top-secret MI5 files to create the exhilarating account of Britain's most sensational double agent.

Originally published: 2007.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

One December night in 1942, a Nazi parachutist landed in a Cambridgeshire field. His mission: to sabotage the British war effort. His name was Eddie Chapman, but he would shortly become MI5's Agent Zigzag. Dashing and louche, courageous and unpredictable, inside the traitor was a hero, inside the villain, a man of conscience. The problem for Chapman, his many lovers and his spymasters was knowing where one ended and the other began. Ben Macintyre weaves together diaries, letters, photographs, memories and top-secret MI5 files to create the exhilarating account of Britain's most sensational double agent.