Dead Drop: TheTrue Story of Oleg Penkovsky and the Cold War's Most Dangerous Operation

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In August 1960, a Soviet colonel called Oleg Penkovsky tried to make contact with the West. His first attempt was to approach two American students in Moscow. He handed them a bulky envelope and pleaded with them to deliver it to the American embassy. Inside was an offer to work as a 'soldier-warrior' for the free world. MI6 and the CIA ran Penkovsky jointly, in an operation that ran through the showdown over Berlin and the Cuban Missile Crisis. He provided crucial intelligence, including photographs of rocket manuals that ...

Dead Drop: TheTrue Story of Oleg Penkovsky and the Cold War's Most Dangerous Operation 2013, Simon & Schuster Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781849839273

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