A Spy Has No Friends: To Save His Country, He Became the Enemy
By: Ronald Seth (author)Paperback
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From the beginning of his mission as a British agent against the Nazis, Ronald Seth was a hunted man. Shot at as he parachuted down to the Estonian coast, he suffered extremes of deprivation before being captured and sentenced to death by hanging. And then the real hunt began - for what he knew, and for his identity. Seth had only one hope - could he convince his captors that he was a Nazi sympathiser and trick them into employing him as a spy? Enlisted as a German agent, in a position of precarious trust and constant danger, he embarked on a nightmare journey that took him from occupied Paris to the dark heart of the Nazi regime during the fall of Berlin. A SPY HAS NO FRIENDS is the thrilling story of a man playing a dangerous game against a lethal opponent.
Ronald Seth (1911-1985) went to school in Ely. After studying at Cambridge, he went to Tallin University, Estonia, where he held the English Language chair and was awarded an honorary Ph.D in 1939. When war broke out, he helped found the BBC Monitoring Service and was then seconded to Special Operations Executive. He was assigned the task of working covertly in Estonia to organise resistance against the Nazis. Betrayed and captured, he endured solitary confinement for almost two years but, during that time, persuaded his captors he was a Nazi sympathiser and joined Luftwaffe Intelligence. Smuggled into Paris in 1944, he was taken back to Germany with the retreating SS, from where he eventually escaped. After the war, he was employed by the Ministry of Works, became a school teacher for a time, and eventually devoted himself to a writing career.
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