Long recognized as one of the most successful (and ruthless) spy networks in history, the Red Orchestra was a group of Soviet cells that operated throughout Germany and occupied Europe until late 1943. The Germans knew of its existence as early as 1941. Yet, it was only after two years of dogged detective work, lucky breaks, interrogation, and betrayals that they were able to silence the Red Orchestra for good. By that time the damage had been done and the Third Reich was facing extinction. Now, The Red Orchestra offers readers a unique opportunity to learn the complete story of Russia's hidden war against Nazi Germany. Vividly recreating a shadowy world of intrigue and espionage in war-torn Europe, The Red Orchestra introduces all the major players and describes spectacular feats of espionage performed right under the Germans' noses.
Contains new research based on original sources A real-life spy story containing all the drama and suspense of the best spy fiction The first book to explore all three sectors of the spy operation: the Grand Chef's Western circuit in France, Belgium, and Holland; Die Rote Drei in Switzerland; and the Berlin network
V. E. TARRANT (South Wales, Great Britain) is a military and naval historian and author of several books on World War II.
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The information that came from the headquarters of the German High Command enabled the Russians to surround the German Sixth Army at Stalingrad and to predict precisely the direction and strength of the German attack in the great tank battle of Kursk.| Read Full Review of The Red Orchestra
Recruiting sympathizers and resisters in France, the Low Countries and eventually Germany, until 1943 Trepper kept remarkably accurate data flowing to Moscow through his radio operators-the ""pianists,"" dubbed the Red Orchestra.| Read Full Review of The Red Orchestra