By Robert Marshall
The tale of mystery carrier treachery within the moment international conflict. It describes how the pinnacle of MI6, piqued by way of Chruchill's establishing of SOE as a rival sabotage and intelligence association, devised a catch, utilizing a double agent, Henri Dericourt, to smash the total of SOE's intelligence community in France. therefore approximately 1,000 women and men have been arrested, thousands of whom died in focus camps.
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Extra info for All the King's Men: The Truth Behind SOE's Greatest Wartime Disaster
Every day for the rest of that week, Déricourt took the Leo up to put her through her paces, and every day the German forces punched their way deeper into the south and west. On 11 May the Germans crossed the Albert Canal, overwhelming the Belgians.
With Best and Stevens working together as a team and the two of them being led further up the path by their German contacts, everything now depended on how Whitehall interpreted the signals from Venlo. By 19 October a meeting had been held between Best and Stevens and two other ‘dissident officers’ where they discussed the sort of terms under which Britain would consider peace. But in the meantime, back in London, a battle for succession caused a certain amount of distraction at a point when no one in MI6 could afford to take their eye off the ball.
Déricourt despised him. For some unknown medical reason, his father developed a bizarre and unfortunate complication after his stroke – he became appallingly obese. Henri, who always took a great pride in his own appearance, found his father’s physical disintegration repulsive. At the age of 16 he sat his baccalaureat, but his mother’s hopes were dashed. Too indisciplined to cope with the necessary study, he failed his first exams, threw the rest in and left home for Paris. The only influence his father managed to exert on his youngest son was to ensure him employment by getting him a position with the PTT (Postes Télégraph et Téléphone).