By Jack Goldstein
What age used to be the youngest soldier to obtain the Victoria go in the course of WWI? What position did tanks play within the clash? How a lot have been Germany ordered to pay in reparations after the war?
All those questions are spoke back during this interesting publication containing over 100 proof in regards to the nice struggle. no matter if you're looking for info to incorporate in a undertaking or article, otherwise you are only drawn to checking out extra approximately this tragic interval in sleek background, it is a excellent addition to any bookshelf.
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All of this would have merited more detailed probing, but we had only the time he could safely get free and we never knew which meeting might be the last. We had to move rapidly over each subject to ensure that others, possibly more important, would not go untouched. ’’ Whatever his answer, we were ready, for we had prioritized our questions to ﬁt various time frames while leaving time, we hoped, for any newsworthy intelligence Nosenko might himself volunteer. Given Nosenko’s potential importance we scrupulously taped every meeting in toto, to conﬁrm and amplify the notes we were jotting down during the meetings.
In this episode the hole was opened by one KGB ofﬁcer’s excessive curiosity to see for himself a scene of action. That permitted a glimpse of nothing more than a man on a street—but it could have been enough to prevent a debacle. The occasion was our attempt to recruit the senior KGB ofﬁcer Boris Nalivaiko. It gave a new sense to the term ‘‘recruitment pitch’’ when Nalivaiko pitched his beer into the face of our would-be recruiter as a signal for armed Soviet soldiers to crash into the Gartenbau Café on Vienna’s Ringstrasse.
In the Nosenko case the line of command went from Maury to Richard Helms, the deputy director of Plans (later to be renamed Operations), who reported to John McCone, then Director of Central Intelligence. Because this case involved penetration of a hostile intelligence service, James Angleton, chief of the Counterintelligence Staff (though outside the direct line), was also in the picture. The source of intelligence obtained from agents at this level was masked to protect the source and to hinder speculation about how he got the information.
101 Amazing Facts About the First World War by Jack Goldstein