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The Resource Agent Jack : the true story of MI5's secret Nazi hunter, Robert Hutton

Agent Jack : the true story of MI5's secret Nazi hunter, Robert Hutton

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Agent Jack : the true story of MI5's secret Nazi hunter
Title
Agent Jack
Title remainder
the true story of MI5's secret Nazi hunter
Statement of responsibility
Robert Hutton
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The never-before-told story of Eric Roberts, who infiltrated a network of Nazi sympathizers in Great Britain in order to protect the country from the grips of fascism June 1940: Europe has fallen to Adolf Hitler's army, and Britain is his next target. Winston Churchill urges the country to resist the Nazis, and the nation seems to rally behind him. But in secret, some British citizens are plotting to hasten an invasion. Agent Jack tells the incredible true story of Eric Roberts, a seemingly inconsequential bank clerk who, under the code name "Jack King", helped uncover and neutralize the invisible threat of fascism on British shores. Gifted with an extraordinary ability to make people trust him, Eric Roberts penetrated the Communist Party and the British Union of Fascists before playing his greatest role for MI5: Hitler's man in London. Pretending to be an agent of the Gestapo, Roberts single-handedly built a network of hundreds of British Nazi sympathizers--factory workers, office clerks, shopkeepers--who shared their secrets with him. It was work so hidden and sensitive that it was kept out of the reports MI5 sent to Winston Churchill. In a gripping real-world thriller, Robert Hutton tells the fascinating story of an operation whose existence has only recently come to light with the opening of MI5's WWII files. Drawing on these newly declassified documents and private family archives, Agent Jack shatters the comforting notion that Britain could never have succumbed to fascism and, consequently, that the world could never have fallen to Hitler. Agent Jack is the story of one man who loved his country so much that he risked everything to stand against a rising tide of hate
Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
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Hutton, Robert
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Roberts, Eric A
  • Spies
  • Great Britain.
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Intelligence officers
  • Intelligence service
  • Espionage, British
  • Nazis
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
Agent Jack : the true story of MI5's secret Nazi hunter, Robert Hutton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
21123905
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xiv, 313 pages
Isbn
9781250221766
Lccn
2019032549
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Agent Jack : the true story of MI5's secret Nazi hunter, Robert Hutton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
21123905
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xiv, 313 pages
Isbn
9781250221766
Lccn
2019032549
Other physical details
illustrations

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