Gehlen; spy of the century, has 9 ratings and 1 review. Charlie said: The title, if lurid, is not inappropriate. I have come across references to the “Ge. LibraryThing Review. User Review – robeik – LibraryThing. Lots of detail about post-war intellegence operations in (West) Germany in the 20 years post-World. 2 2 APR Ur/-\LrJ /05/ CIA-RDP’f R ehien: Spy of the Century by E. H. Cook idge (Random House; $10) CPYRGHT CPYRG’H.T. The’General.

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As the spies emerged from the eghlen, Gehlen, personally, and the Gehlen Organisation, officially, were attacked by the governments of the Western powers and the Soviet Union.

Views Read Edit View history. Gehlen was reclusive, not granting interviews with journalists and not allowing himself to be photographed. Published inthis book pre-dates the Freedom of Information Act; I would expect that additional information has become available since it was written.

Birgitte rated it really liked it Sep 18, Since he started working for the U. Unknown Bindingpages. Gehlen served on the General Staff untiland was promoted to major in ; at the time of the German attack on Poland 1 September he was a staff officer in an infantry division. How did Gehlen manage to scoop the CIA and British intelligence by acquiring the text xpy Khrushchev’s destalinization speech in a matter of weeks? Refresh and try again.

Per the dust cover of the book, he was a wartime intelligence agent that was imprisoned by the Gestapo at Dachau and Buchenwald. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. There was a problem adding your email address.

The public katzenjammer over the mysterious activities of super spy Gehlen shows no sign of letting up; instead, the din grows more boisterous — and more confusing — with each new gossipy revelation, charge, countercharge, memory lapse, and sensational tale of international cat-and-mouse.


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Gehlen; spy of the century, by E.H. Cookridge

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Most of his works under the Cookridge pseudonymn are concerned with spies and spying, including books on George Blake and Kim Philby. Marv marked it as to-read Mar 20, Itzik Sivosh rated it really liked it Aug 18, The Teh Army recognised his potential value as a spymaster with great knowledge of Soviet forces and anti-communist intelligence contacts in the USSR.

Gehlen initially selected ex-intelligence officers of the Wehrmacht as staff; centtury, the organisation comprised some 4, anti-communist secret agents.

Want to Read saving…. Much of his professional life he and his family resided within the highly-secured Gehlen Organization compound at Pullach. In lateat the start of the Cold War, the U. He supplies notes for sources on each chapter and includes a good bibliography. Understanding that the Soviet Union would defeat and occupy the Third ReichGehlen ordered the FHO intelligence gehhlen copied to microfilm ; the FHO files proper were stored in water-tight drums and buried in various locations in the Austrian Alps.

Gehlen; spy of the century, by E. Gehlen became a professional soldier in during the Weimar Republic. For anyone interested in the military history of WWII and the murky conflict of the Cold War this book is a nice source of obscure information, and well-presented.

Ashley marked it as to-read Centkry 30, Sam Roach marked it as to-read Dec 24, Robert is currently reading it Jan 15, Colonel Reinhard Gejlen, c.


The British government was especially hostile towards Gehlen, and the politically liberal British press ensured full publication of the existence of the Gehlen Organisation, which compromised the operation.

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The General Was a Spy: Danica marked fehlen as to-read Dec 18, Given the insatiable public interest in the trench-coat set, combined with Cookridge’s high journalistic standards and the: By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. No trivia or quizzes yet. Philip rated it liked it Jun 09, Open Preview See a Problem? After college, Gehlen was promoted to captain and assigned to the German General Staff.

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Vijayekkumaran M added it Jan 31, As the spymaster of the Gehlen Organisation, Gehlen became president of the BND as an espionage service, until he was forced out of office in Jeremiah Stover added it Jun 03, During the German war against the Soviet Union in —45, Gehlen’s FHO collected much tactical military-intelligence about the Red Army, and much strategic, political intelligence about the Soviet Union.

He resented this arrangement and inthe year after his Organisation was established, Gehlen arranged for a transfer and became subordinate to the Central Intelligence Agency CIA.

Moreover, were Gehlen’s reports of Soviet military strength ignored by Hitler? Mats Larsson marked it as to-read Jul 10, As Cookridge, he wrote his first book ‘Secrets of the British Secret Service’ in and this contained ‘some highly coloured versions of true events’.