Smersh: Stalin's Secret Weapon: Soviet Military Counterintelligence in WWII


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SMERSH is the award-winning account of the top-secret counterintelligence organisation that dealt with Stalin's enemies from within the shadowy recesses of Soviet government. As James Bond's nemesis in Ian Fleming's novels, SMERSH and its operatives were depicted in exotic duels with 007, rather than fostering the bleak oppression and terror they actually spread in the name of their dictator. Stalin drew a veil of secrecy over SMERSH's operations in 1946, but that did not stop him using it to terrify Red Army dissenters in ...

SMERSH: Stalin's Secret Weapon: Soviet military counterintelligence in WWII 2013, Biteback Publishing, London

ISBN-13: 9781849545679