Bernard O'Connor's publications on the Special Operations Executive, RAF
Tempsford and secret agents during World ... www.lulu.com (2014) Agent Fifi and the Wartime Honeytrap Spies, Amberley Publishing (2015) The Spies who came
... (2013) Sabotage in France, www.lulu.com (2013) Blackmail Sabotage, www.
lulu.com (2014) Agent Fifi and the Wartime Honeytrap Spies, Amberley
Publishing (2015) The Spies who came back to the Cold: An Icelandic saga of
WW2 spies, ...
Author: Bernard O'Connor
Following the Italian invasion of Albania, the British government was worried that Greece would be next. Their Intelligence Service in Athens prepared to sabotage their plans, stored explosives and trained saboteurs. When Germany came to Italy's aid, they took control of Greece, despite attempts to sabotage the road and rail links. This book investigates the success and failures of British, American and Greek sabotage missions, the attacks on the Gorgopotamos and Asopos viaducts, on roads, railways, shipping and mining operations. Using contemporary documents from the CIA and National Archives, biographies and autobiographies, it provides first-hand accounts from those involved, those who masterminded the operations and the reports of the agents infiltrated by boat, submarine or plane. It has also used historians' accounts found on websites to provide a detailed history of sabotage in Greece between 1940 and liberation in 1944.
The True Story of Arthur Owens, Double Agent Snow (London: Simon & Schuster,
2012), paperback edition. Hemming ... O'Connor, Bernard, Agent FIFI and the Wartime Honeytrap Spies (Stroud: Amberley, 2016), paperback edition. O'Halpin
Author: David Tremain
Publisher: The History Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In September 1940 a beautiful young woman arrived by seaplane and rubber dinghy on the shores of Scotland accompanied by two men – one of Germany’s many attempt to penetrate British defences and infiltrate spies into the UK. This seems to be one of the few established facts in the otherwise mysterious tale of Vera Eriksen. Even the origins of the woman described as ‘the most beautiful spy’ remain hazy, as does her ultimate fate. David Tremain delves into the archives, and in doing so begins to reveal glimpses of her fascinating life story: her career as a dancer in Paris; a tumultuous and violent dalliance with a White Russian officer of uncertain identity; her time in England with the Duchesse de Château-Thierry, an Abwehr agent; the suspicious and untimely death of her husband, and a rumoured pregnancy. The Beautiful Spy also grapples with perhaps the biggest mystery of all: what happened to Vera after she was released by the British?
... Heroines of Wartime Resistance, Amberley Publishing, (2011) Churchill and
Stalin's Secret Agents: Operation Pickaxe ... World War, www.lulu.com (2014) Agent Fifi and the Honeytrap Spies, Amberley Publishing, (2015) Agents
Author: Bernard O'Connor
Over 11,000 pigeons were dropped into occupied Europe during WW2. Some were used by secret agents to send messages back to headquarters. Others were dropped by parachute into France, Belgium, Holland and Denmark in the hope that people would complete the attached questionnaire and provided military, political, economic or other intelligence of value for the Allies. Photographic negatives could be sent. Bletchley Park had its own loft for its pigeon spies. This book investigates the work of MI14, known as the Colomba Service, and for the first time sheds light on conditions in Occupied Europe described by extremely brave men and women who risked execution if found in possession of a pigeon. MI14 staff, decoded or translated messages and forwarded copies to SOE, SIS, MI19, RAF, RN, Ministry of Economic Warfare, BBC, Churchill, de Gaulle and President Benes of Czechoslovakia.