Stasi Files East Germany's Secret Operation Against


Stasi Files East Germany's Secret Operation Against Britian [PDF / EPUB] Stasi Files East Germany's Secret Operation Against Britian The definitive revelatory account of the GDR's Cold War espionage activities against the UK their goals methods sources and recruits Before the collapse of Communist East Germany the country ran one o East Germany's PDF º The definitive revelatory account of the GDR's Cold War espionage activities against the UK their goals methods sources and recruits Before Stasi Files MOBI :ß the collapse of Communist East Germany the country ran one of the most extensive intelligence networks in Files East Germany's Secret Operation PDF/EPUB or the world Its secret service Files East Germany's Epub à the Stasi consisted of as many as agents by the time of its demise in Much than a junior partner Files East Germany's Secret Operation PDF/EPUB or to the Soviet Union's KGB the Stasi was in fact a highly professional and ruthless organisation which was dedicated to principles of conspiratorial aggressiveness and the protection of the Communist cause Anthony Glees is one of the last researchers to gain access to the Stasi Archive in Berlin before it was closed Drawing on documentary evidence in the files he presents a fascinating portrait of the Stasi's interest in among other topics the burgeoning CND movement in Britain and the Labour Party's prospects of holding office Along the way he explains the elaborate structure of intelligence officers agents and sources who together constituted the troops on the ground for the Stasi's campaign against the UK Revelatory and controversial THE STASI FILES is the most important book.

  • Hardcover
  • 461 pages
  • Stasi Files East Germany's Secret Operation Against Britian
  • Anthony Glees
  • English
  • 23 March 2016
  • 9780743231046

5 thoughts on “Stasi Files East Germany's Secret Operation Against Britian

  1. says:

    Anthony Glees is a fucking moron

  2. says:

    As mentioned in previous reviews this book isn't so much about East German spy operations in Britain as it is an anti communist polemic The author has very few facts and is largely guess work and the authors opinions Stay well clear

  3. says:

    This book was essentially an anti Stasi anti East German polemic which sought to demonstrate the depth and breadth of the Stasi's espionage network against both the British state and the radicalised peace movements operating within Britain within the mid late 1980's The book promised a great deal and was selected on the grounds of it's promise to uncover the extent of the Stasi's penetration by utilising both recently uncovered Stasi files and previous informants vicitims of the Stasi's surveillance However despite the initial promise the Author uickly descended into a polemic and proceeded to punctuate every chapter with direct terms such as Police State; Dictatorship and Gulag Whilst also using general terms such as evil; manipulative and barbaric Further the Author provides no convincing evidence to suggest how the UK and US intelligence services differed in their moral and practical approaches toward the protection of their states The reader is left to assume in line with the narrative that the employees of these organisations have no need to engage in subversion or the involuntary recruitment of insiders presumably because of the inherent justice of their campaigns Whilst there were undoubtedly problems with the East German regime one wonders if in light of the recent disclosure of the US led PRISM project designed to monitor the personal and private voice and data transmissions of both US and Rest of World citizens whether the Author would declare such practices as evil and barbaric or as a necessary conduit of the maintenance of freedom within the WestIt is not all bad however The case studies contained within the book are captivating and demonstrate the WILLINGNESS of the individuals to volunteer their services for the furtherance of the Stasi's and the German Democratic Republic's lust for intelligence and self preservation in the face of overt Western hostility The book also provides an intriguing insight into the East German analysis of the principal UK political parties including the disposition of their key figures; policy formulation and demeanour towards East Germany and critically the escalating Arms Race which was crippling the economies of the Eastern Bloc driven largely by wide eyed mania of the esteemed B Movie actor and US President Ronald Reagan I do not regret reading the book It has provided some valuable insights into the breadth and depth of the Stasi's penetration of the UK The very fact that sources within MI5 upon hearing of the books' production remarked that it would be very short in length demonstrates how effective the Stasi were as a protector of the East German state

  4. says:

    This is one awful book Basically just inadeuately researched anti communist propaganda trying to masuerade as fact He takes a few small items extracted from the Stasi Archives before access was restricted and then coats them in lashings of conjecture and prejudice The worst parts are where he makes insinuated accusations against British people of working for the Stasi but fails to say it outright thereby denying them the pleasure of suing him for libelI was really disappointed as I lived in the GDR for a year and was hoping to read a balanced and informed account of the undoubted activities of the Stasi in BritainThat book has yet to be written

  5. says:

    Scholarly and tending to focus on the Stasi's interest in Great Britain but interestingCan be a bit dry and repetetive at times but author's research shines a light on the meticulous processes of the East German Secret Police

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