Gehlen; spy of the century, has 9 ratings and 1 review. Charlie said: The title, if lurid, is not inappropriate. I have come across references to the “Ge. LibraryThing Review. User Review – robeik – LibraryThing. Lots of detail about post-war intellegence operations in (West) Germany in the 20 years post-World. 2 2 APR Ur/-\LrJ /05/ CIA-RDP’f R ehien: Spy of the Century by E. H. Cook idge (Random House; $10) CPYRGHT CPYRG’H.T. The’General.

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Gehlen was epy first president of the Federal Intelligence Service of West Germany from to As the spies emerged from the shadows, Gehlen, personally, and the Gehlen Organisation, officially, were attacked by the governments of the Western powers and the Soviet Union. While this was a civilian office, he was also a lieutenant-general in the Reserve forces of the Bundeswehrthe highest-ranking reserve-officer in the military of West Germany.

Much of his professional life he and his family resided within the highly-secured Gehlen Organization compound at Pullach.

After college, Gehlen was promoted to captain and assigned to centruy German General Staff. Conor added it Aug 02, In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Len marked it as to-read Nov 11, Unknown Bindingpages. The American Army recognised his potential value as a spymaster with great knowledge of Soviet forces and anti-communist intelligence contacts in the USSR. The public katzenjammer over the mysterious activities of super spy Gehlen shows no sign of letting up; instead, the din grows more boisterous — and more confusing — with each new gossipy revelation, charge, countercharge, memory lapse, and sensational tale of international cat-and-mouse.

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KIRKUS REVIEW The zpy katzenjammer over the mysterious activities of cenntury spy Gehlen shows no sign of letting up; instead, the din grows more boisterous — and more confusing — with each new gossipy revelation, charge, countercharge, memory lapse, and sensational tale of international cat-and-mouse.

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Glenn rated it it was amazing May 01, As Cookridge, he wrote his first book ‘Secrets of the British Secret Service’ in and this contained ‘some highly coloured versions of true events’. As the spymaster of the Gehlen Organisation, Gehlen became president of the BND as an espionage service, until he was forced out of office in Trivia About Gehlen; spy of th Oct 02, Charlie Brown rated it really liked it. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Be the first to discover new talent! Most of his works under the Cookridge pseudonymn are concerned with spies and spying, including books on George Blake and Kim Philby. He resented this arrangement and inthe year after his Organisation was established, Gehlen arranged for a transfer and became subordinate to the Central Intelligence Agency CIA. The General Was a Spy: Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Keith marked it as to-read Dec 22, University Press of Kentucky.

Per the dust cover of the book, he was a wartime intelligence agent that was imprisoned by the Gestapo at Dachau and Buchenwald. Danica marked it as to-read Dec 18, Amir Meta is currently reading it Apr 30, Federal Intelligence Service Germany. Gehlen was born to a Roman Catholic family; his father was a book-seller in Erfurt.


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Intelligence as the Gehlen Grhlen or “the Org”, a secret intelligence service composed of former intelligence officers of the Wehrmacht and members of the SS and the SDwhich was headquartered first at Oberurselnear Frankfurt, then at Pullachnear Munich.

Lawrence Paterson rated it really liked it Apr 12, Retrieved from ” https: Published inthis book pre-dates the Freedom of Information Act; I would expect that additional information has become available since it was written.

gehln Sam Roach marked it as to-read Dec 24, Suzanne added it Feb 18, Understanding that the Soviet Union would defeat and occupy the Third ReichGehlen ordered the FHO intelligence files copied to microfilm ; the FHO files proper were stored in water-tight drums and buried in various locations in the Austrian Alps. Or is this a “”feebleminded, fantastic and false statement”” as contended by former director of West German counterespionage and alleged defector Dr.

Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Lists with This Book. In Aprildespite his professionalism and the accurate military intelligence, Hitler dismissed Gehlen, soon after his promotion to major general.

Gehlen’s cadre of FHO intelligence-officers produced faithful, true, and accurate field-intelligence about the Red Army that contradicted rear-echelon perceptions of the Eastern battle front, which Hitler dismissed as defeatismphilosophically harmful to the Nazi cause against ” Judeo-Bolshevism ” in Russia.

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