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Author: Richard Bassett
Publisher: Cassell; New edition (2007)
Language: English
Pages: 320
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How Hitler's spy chief sabotaged the German war effort. Richard Bassett has worked in the City for the last fifteen years advising several of Europe's largest companies.

How Hitler's spy chief sabotaged the German war effort. Before then he worked in Central Europe for many years, first as a professional horn player and then as a staff correspondent of the London Times in Vienna, Rome and Warsaw, where his dispatches covered the end of the cold war and gave early warning of the impending disintegration of Yugoslavia.

Admiral Wilhelm Canaris was appointed by Hitler to head the Abwehr (the German .

Admiral Wilhelm Canaris was appointed by Hitler to head the Abwehr (the German secret service) eighteen months after the Nazis came to power. But Canaris turned against the Führer and the Nazi regime, believing that Hitler would start a war Germany could not win. In 1938 he was involved in an attempted coup, undermined by British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain. In a riveting true story of intrigue and espionage, Richard Bassett reveals how Admiral Canaris’s secret work against the German leadership changed the course of World War II. 16 pages of black & white photographs.

Admiral Wilhelm Canaris was appointed by Adolf Hitler to head the Abwehr (the German secret service) eighteen .

Admiral Wilhelm Canaris was appointed by Adolf Hitler to head the Abwehr (the German secret service) eighteen months after the Nazis came to power. But Canaris turned against the Fu¨hrer and the Nazi regime, believing that Hitler would start a war Germany could not win. The SS chief, Heinrich Himmler, became suspicious of Canaris and by 1944, when Abwehr personnel were involved in the attempted assassination of Hitler, he had the evidence to arrest Canaris himself. Canaris was executed a few weeks before the end of the war.

Hitler's Spy Chief book. In 1940 he Wilhelm Canaris was appointed by Hitler to head the Abwehr (the German secret service) eighteen months after the Nazis came to power

Hitler's Spy Chief book. Wilhelm Canaris was appointed by Hitler to head the Abwehr (the. In 1940 he Wilhelm Canaris was appointed by Hitler to head the Abwehr (the German secret service) eighteen months after the Nazis came to power. But Canaris turned against the Fuhrer and the Nazi regime, believing that Hitler would start a war Germany could not win. In 1940 he sabotaged the German plan to invade England, and fed General Franco vital information that helped him keep Spain out of the war.

Richard Bassett has worked in the City for the last fifteen years advising several of Europe’s largest companies. This is an incredible piece of highly detailed history by Richard Bassett. To fully appreciate this work takes some strict attention to the intricate detail on the part of the reader. Previously he worked in Central Europe for many years, first as a professional horn player and then as a staff correspondent of the London Times in Vienna, Rome, and Warsaw, where his dispatches covered the end of the Cold War and gave early warnings of the impending disintegration of Yugoslavia. This is not a lighthearted spy novel in the vain of Tom Clancy.

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Hitler's Spy Chief: The Wilhelm Canaris Mystery, by Richard Bassett, 2005, Cassell, London, ISBN 0-304-36718-4. Gilbert, Sir Martin, The Second World War: A Complete History, p. 8, MacMillan 2004. Segev, Tom, The Good Germans, Haaretz, Apr. 2, 2010.

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Wilhelm Canaris was appointed by Hitler to head the Abwehr (the German secret service) 18 months after the Nazis came to power. But Canaris turned against the Fuhrer and the Nazi regime, believing that Hitler would start a war Germany could not win. In 1938 he was involved in an attempted coup, undermined by British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain. In 1940 he sabotaged the German plan to invade England, and fed General Franco vital information that helped him keep Spain out of the war. For years he played a dangerous double game, desperately trying to keep one step ahead of the Gestapo. The SS chief, Heinrich Himmler, became suspicious of the Abwehr and by 1944, when Abwehr personnel were involved in the attempted assassination of Hitler, he had the evidence to arrest Canaris himself. Canaris was executed a few weeks before the end of the war.
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Wel
This is an incredible piece of highly detailed history by Richard Bassett. To fully appreciate this work takes some strict attention to the intricate detail on the part of the reader. This is not a lighthearted spy novel in the vain of Tom Clancy. Rather, it is a highly detailed, well thought out and meticulously developed insight into the workings of Wilhelm Canaris. It is, at the same time, not an easy read. Keeping track of the various characters and events that make up the story can be a bit daunting. However, every single mention of events and people are critical to the overall success of this highly detailed work. Highly recommended.....a significant piece of historical writing that is at once interesting, informative and entertaining.
Na
This throughly researched account of the role Admiral Canaris played in trying to avoid the war, and his several attempts to end it before the destruction of Germany is a must read for anyone interested in lifting the curtain on more "inside" details of the German position. As the author notes, Canaris' diary, which the Gestapo had for a short time but which went missing, certainly contained a substantial volume of material that would be terribly embarrassing to Great Britain. The ineptness of the British gentry in badly assessing Hitler and his intentions (it seems that few of them read Mien Koff or took it seriously) led to one awful and disastrous blunder after another. Then the arrogance of the British in refusing to seriously consider or provide meaningful responses to the many undisguised peace feelers from Canaris and his emissaries prolonged the war and led to the death of well over one million civilians and Jews in the last terrible months of the war. This history also is an eye opener on the wide scope of the evil Kim Philby brought to mankind; another sad example of the misplaced sense of reliance and trust the British placed (hopefully past tense) on members of the old school group.
Silly Dog
i suppose when one looks back on Europe in the mid 20th century events are obscured by the larger than life figures that controlled events: Hitler, Stalin; Mussolini, Franco and the tin pot would-be fascists in Middle Europe and the later Nazi occupied countries. However, what really created the situation was a confrontation between the working class dressed-up in Fascist/Nazi garb and their conservative opponents in business, politics and the military. The Fascist/Nazis eventually bought - off the conservative element while at the same time propagandizing themselves as protectors of the working classes.The ordinary punter was caught in the middle between the extreme Left and Right. Will I vote for/support the left and see communism change my country, economy, religion and my lifestyle and become a vassal Soviet state or vote for the Right to protect myself from this event. The Germans, Spaniards and the Italians chose the latter action.The European democracies did nothing except observe the unfolding tragedy while various 5th columns worked hard at deluding, blackmailing or bribing their politicians and bolstering appeasement. Canaris, an old navy conservative, initially supported the Nazis as a bulwark against Communism and was appointed head of the German Abwehr. However, once he saw the horrors of the Nazi regime he started to do whatever he could to undermine Hitler. He managed this subterfuge until almost the end of the war. Due to bad luck he was caught and hanged- twice (they hanged him first until he passed-out and then resuscitated him then hung him again until he slowly strangled to death). Charming folk, the Nazis.
This bio has provided fascinating insight into the kind of life the old upper middle classes lived in Europe before WWII. They ran everything. They had their contacts and their peer groups in all countries. Hence, Canaris was able to plot with his English and Spanish friends against Hitler. With the former he tried to get them to listen to the German general Staff plotters who wished to get rid of Hitler and do a deal. With the latter he fed information to Spainthat allowed Franco to outwit Hitler and allay Hitler's attempt to woo Franco into allowing Hitler to garrison troops in Spain and attack Gibraltar. This probably lost the war for Hitler as, if he managed to take Gibraltar, he could have cut-off the Mediterranean to the British Navy and created an Axis lake. This would have quickly led to the fall of Egypt, the loss of the Suez Canal, control of Iraqi Oil and opened a back door into Russia via Turkey. It would also have allowed Hitler to build a bridge to India via the Suez Canal, the Persion Gulf, Indian Ocean and link-up with Japanese troops on the march into India from Burma. He would also have gained access to Iranian oil in the process. The English cabinet would have changed, Churchill ousted and a deal struck with Nazis. Barbarossa would have been a lot easier to accomplish after this. Hitler went into Russia with 150 divisions and lost a million men before Moscow in the first 5 months of the invasion. He could have taken Egypt with 5 divisions, 100,000 men and mopped-up the Balkans as an after thought. Hitler's biggest problem was lack of oil. He didn't have any and needed Russia's oil. Had he taken the Mediterranean option he would have had all the Iraqi oil that he and Mussolini needed. During the invasion of Russia for example, Hitler's U-Boats were confined to port due to lack of oil and the Italian navy was stuck in Taranto for most of the war, for the same reason. There were about 20 assassination plots against Hitler. They all failed as they were run by the old conservative army class who felt it beneath them and a betrayal of their class to murder a leader and break their silly blood oath. All they needed was one resolute person to walk up to Hitler and shoot him. They couldn't do it! A lot of them were bought-off, of course, with money, promotions and country estates. Which brings me back to the contrast between the Old Gentility and Maniacal Working Class Thuggery. Thuggery beat gentility by a distance. Nazism was, to use Conrad's words,the Heart of Darkness and too much for the old gentility to cope with, or even believe. Canaris tried to thwart it as best he could but failed.
Hitler's Spy is a great read. Its an eye-opener into old prewar Europe, its personalities and class systems and of course, into the personality of the decent gentleman himself who probably help save our bacon with his anti Nazi machinations.
The Rollers of Vildar
An excellent history of the mysterious Wilhelm Canaris who headed the Abwehr (one of the spy mechanisms) before and during the
nazi rise to power carrying over into the war itself culminating in his execution near war's end. There have been biographies of Canaris
before and this is adequately cited as is true of reference throughout. I had not read them but I feel that I gained more than enough
knowledge of this man and his operation in this volume that I need go no further. Very complete. I might also add as a former intelligence
officer I appreciated his observations as to how a spy chief (poor but popular name) would have to operate in a dynamic and very
dangerous environment. Canaris saw his protege, Rudolph Heydrich, turn on him and try to take over the abwehr, an effort that seemed
about to succeed when Heydrich was assasinated. There has always been some suspicion that Canaris had a hand in it but Bassett
minimizes this possibility as Canaris, not a bloodthirsty Nazi by any measure, would have known the terrible revenge that would be
carried out by the nazis against any who were associated. The writing can be a bit dry at times but these are few and then a new and
more dynamic thread picks up: e.g. did Canaris seek to warn Stalin of the invasion? Did he have a meeting with Britain's spy chief
M (Stuart Menzies)? Was Canaris complicit in a plot to assasinate Hitler? (apparently Hitler and Himmler thought so) I obviously
enjoyed this read and recommend to anyone who has more than a casual interest in spycraft and WWII history.