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The Spy in the Tower

The Untold Story of Josef Jakobs, the Last Person to be Executed at the Tower of London

Giselle K Jakobs

Josef Jakob’s espionage mission for the Abwehr saw him parachuted into a Huntingdonshire field, but after breaking his ankle on landing he was apprehended. His granddaughter argues that his trial and 1941 execution by firing squad raises questions about the efficacy and morality of the Double Cross system, whereby the British Security Service, now MI5, used promises and threats to break or turn enemy agents. 
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  • Publisher: History Press
  • Year: 2019
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 448pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Dimensions: 240x162mm
  • ISBN: 9780750989305
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.8kg
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