Hitler's Spy Chief : Admiral Canaris, head of the German secret service, was described by his Russian opposite numbers as "the most dangerous intelligence man in the world." But he was loyal to an older Germany, not the belligerent, racist regime of Adolf Hitler. Arrested in the wake of the July 1944 plot to assassinate Hitler, Canaris was executed by the Nazis in the last week of the war. The extent of his involvement in the bombing of Hitler's headquarters has remained obscure; it has been claimed that he co-coordinated several previous attempts to remove Hitler, and even tried to broker a compromise peace with the British. In a remarkable true story of espionage and intrigue, Richard Basset reveals how the Admiral's secret work changed the course of the Second World War.
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