Intelligence Squared, which you know I’m a great proponent of, has affiliated with the Bloomsbury Institute for a bookclub featuring prominent authors. On April 25th, the event will be hosted by Ben Macintyre, author 8 books including Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies and Operation Mincemeat.
His most recent book, Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies, tells the story of the deception behind the success of the D-Day invasion.
From the Bloomsbury Book Club website:
“D-Day, 6 June 1944, was a turning point of the Second World War, and a triumph of deceit. Under the direction of an eccentric but brilliant intelligence officer in tartan trousers, working from a smoky lair in St James’s, a team of double agents convinced the Germans that the landings would take place, not in Normandy, as expected, but in Calais and Norway. These spies, codenamed Bronx, Brutus, Treasure, Tricycle and Garbo, wove a web of deception so intricate that it hoodwinked Hitler, ensnared his army and helped to carry thousands of troops across the Channel in safety.”