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Spy Runner

Ronnie Reed and Agent Zigzag, Operation Mincemeat and the Cambridge Spies

Nicholas Reed

(author)

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The life of Major Ronnie Reed, legendary MI5 officer from 1942 to 1976, is revealed in his only interview, recorded by his son
Released on September 01, 2020
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"a tribute to our better natures"

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Spy Runner: Ronnie Reed and Agent Zigzag, Operation Mincemeat and the Cambridge Spies A01 By (author) N Nicholas Reed 198 129 BC Paperback / softback 256 The History Press Ltd The History Press Ltd Stroud United Kingdom JPSH Espionage & secret services HBTW The Cold War HBWQ Second World War BGH Biography: historical, political & military BM Memoirs HBLW 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000 1.3 JPSH NHTW NHWR7 DNBH DNC N Espionage & secret services The Cold War Second World War Biography: historical, political & military Memoirs History & Archaeology The life of Major Ronnie Reed, legendary MI5 officer from 1942 to 1976, is revealed in his only interview, recorded by his son Major Ronnie Reed was case officer for the infamous Agent Zigzag and the face behind Operation Mincemeat. But how did this young BBC radio operator, with no money and qualifications to speak of, reach such an important position in his twenties? Why did Agent Zigzag (Eddie Chapman) give Ronnie his Iron Cross, awarded to Zigzag by Hitler himself? And how, within ten years following the Second World War, did Ronnie find himself heading the anti-Russian department of MI5, dealing with notorious spies such as Philby, Burgess and Maclean? In an interview filmed in 1994, shortly before Ronnie's death, he revealed his remarkable story to his son, Nicholas. Here, Nicolas Reed reproduces that interview and fills in the background of THE MAN WHO NEVER WAS. Nicholas Reed has been an accredited lecturer since 1992 and is the author of five books on French Impressionists in England. He is the son of legendary MI5 officer Ronnie Reed. 03082020 02 RRP including tax GB GBP 10.99 0.00 10.99 This price includes a tax element GB 10 Not yet available 03082020 BERT GARD Y Major Ronnie Reed was case officer for the infamous Agent Zigzag and the face behind Operation Mincemeat. But how did this young BBC radio operator, with no money and qualifications to speak of, reach such an important position in his twenties? Why did Agent Zigzag (Eddie Chapman) give Ronnie his Iron Cross, awarded to Zigzag by Hitler himself? And how, within ten years following the Second World War, did Ronnie find himself heading the anti-Russian department of MI5, dealing with notorious spies such as Philby, Burgess and Maclean? In an interview filmed in 1994, shortly before Ronnie's death, he revealed his remarkable story to his son, Nicholas. Here, Nicolas Reed reproduces that interview and fills in the background of THE MAN WHO NEVER WAS.
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Book publisherThe History Press Ltd
Publication date1 Sep 2020
FormatPaperback
Pages256
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