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The Resource Agent diamond and Operation Gold : George Blake, the Berlin Tunnel and the greatest conspiracy of the Cold War, Steve Vogel

Agent diamond and Operation Gold : George Blake, the Berlin Tunnel and the greatest conspiracy of the Cold War, Steve Vogel

Label
Agent diamond and Operation Gold : George Blake, the Berlin Tunnel and the greatest conspiracy of the Cold War
Title
Agent diamond and Operation Gold
Title remainder
George Blake, the Berlin Tunnel and the greatest conspiracy of the Cold War
Statement of responsibility
Steve Vogel
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The ultra-secret 'Berlin Tunnel' was dug in the mid-1950s from the American sector in southwest Berlin and ran nearly a quarter-mile into the Soviet sector, allowing the CIA and the British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) to tap into critical KGB and Soviet military underground telecommunication lines. George Blake, a trusted officer working in a highly sensitive job with SIS, was privy to every aspect of the plan. Over the course of eleven months from May 1955 to April 1956, when the Soviets discovered the tunnel, 'Operation Gold' provided seemingly invaluable intelligence about Soviet capabilities and intentions. In a work of remarkable investigative reporting, Steve Vogel now reveals that the information picked up by the CIA and SIS was more valuable than even they believed. But why would the Soviets, knowing full well that the tunnel existed, have let slip many of their most valuable secrets?
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Vogel, Steve
Dewey number
  • 327.1'2'092
  • 327.12092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blake, George
  • Operation Stopwatch/Gold, Berlin, Germany, 1955-1956
  • Espionage, Soviet
  • Espionage, American
  • Espionage, British
  • Politics and Government
Label
Agent diamond and Operation Gold : George Blake, the Berlin Tunnel and the greatest conspiracy of the Cold War, Steve Vogel
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781473647480
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
464 pages
Isbn
9781473647480
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Agent diamond and Operation Gold : George Blake, the Berlin Tunnel and the greatest conspiracy of the Cold War, Steve Vogel
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781473647480
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
464 pages
Isbn
9781473647480
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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