Gehlen; spy of the century, has 9 ratings and 1 review. Charlie said: The title, if lurid, is not inappropriate. I have come across references to the “Ge. LibraryThing Review. User Review – robeik – LibraryThing. Lots of detail about post-war intellegence operations in (West) Germany in the 20 years post-World. 2 2 APR Ur/-\LrJ /05/ CIA-RDP’f R ehien: Spy of the Century by E. H. Cook idge (Random House; $10) CPYRGHT CPYRG’H.T. The’General.

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In Julythe U. Cookridge himself would seem to be an interesting person. How did Gehlen manage to scoop the CIA and British intelligence by acquiring the text of Khrushchev’s psy speech in a matter of weeks? Trivia About Gehlen; spy of th The FHO collection of both military and political intelligence from captured Red Army soldiers assured Gehlen’s post—WWII survival as a Western anti—Communist spymaster, with networks of spies and secret agents in the countries of Soviet-occupied Europe.

Want to Read saving…. Cdntury Greenlee marked it as to-read Jul 24, This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Intelligence as the Gehlen Organisation or “the Org”, a secret intelligence service composed of former intelligence officers of the Wehrmacht and members of the SS and the SDwhich was headquartered first at Oberurselnear Frankfurt, then at Pullachnear Munich.


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Among their successes was Operation Bohemia, a major effort of anti-communist counter-espionage. Unknown Bindingpages. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Otto John in the Times recently? The FHO archives were unearthed and secretly taken to Camp King, ostensibly without the knowledge of the camp commander. President of the Federal Intelligence Bureau — To see what your friends thought of this te, please sign up.

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Lists with This Book. Ashley marked it as to-read Sep 30, Gehlen retired in as a behlen servant of West Germany, classified as a Ministerialdirektora senior grade with a generous pension; eleven spj later, inhe died at the age of Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Hantrel Greindgo marked it as to-read May 08, Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. Keith marked it as to-read Dec 22, Gehlen was regarded as “one of the most legendary Cold War spymasters.

As the spymaster of the Gehlen Organisation, Gehlen became president of the BND as an espionage service, until he was forced out of office in He supplies notes for sources on each chapter and includes a good bibliography. Colonel Reinhard Gehlen, c. Marv marked it as to-read Mar 20, For anyone interested in the military history of WWII and the murky conflict of the Cold War this book is a nice source of obscure information, and well-presented.


While this was a civilian office, he was also a lieutenant-general in the Reserve forces of the Bundeswehrthe highest-ranking reserve-officer in the military of West Germany. Per the dust cover of the book, he was a wartime intelligence agent that was imprisoned by csntury Gestapo at Dachau and Buchenwald.

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Published inthis book pre-dates the Freedom of Information Act; I would expect that additional information has become available since it was written. Philip rated it liked it Jun 09, E H Cookridge is the pseudonymn of Edward Spiro.

John Lacey added it Sep 12, Itzik Sivosh rated it really liked it Aug 18, Gehlen initially selected ex-intelligence officers of the Wehrmacht as staff; eventually, the organisation comprised some 4, anti-communist secret agents.