The Resource Agent Jack : the true story of MI5's secret Nazi hunter, Robert Hutton

Agent Jack : the true story of MI5's secret Nazi hunter, Robert Hutton

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Agent Jack : the true story of MI5's secret Nazi hunter
Title
Agent Jack
Title remainder
the true story of MI5's secret Nazi hunter
Statement of responsibility
Robert Hutton
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eng
Summary
  • "The never-before-told story of Eric Roberts, who infiltrated a network of Nazi sympathizers in Great Britain in order to protect the country from the grips of fascism June 1940: Europe has fallen to Adolf Hitler's army, and Britain is his next target. Winston Churchill exhorts the country to resist the Nazis, and the nation seems to rally behind him. But in secret, some British citizens are plotting to hasten an invasion. Agent Jack tells the incredible true story of Eric Roberts, a seemingly inconsequential bank clerk who, in the guise of "Jack King", helped uncover and neutralize the invisible threat of fascism on British shores. Gifted with an extraordinary ability to make people trust him, Eric Roberts penetrated the Communist Party and the British Union of Fascists before playing his greatest role for MI5: Hitler's man in London. Pretending to be an agent of the Gestapo, Roberts single-handedly built a network of hundreds of British Nazi sympathizers-factory workers, office clerks, shopkeepers -who shared their secrets with him. It was work so secret and so sensitive that it was kept out of the reports MI5 sent to Winston Churchill. In a gripping real-world thriller, Robert Hutton tells the fascinating story of an operation whose existence has only recently come to light with the opening of MI5's WWII files. Drawing on these newly declassified documents and private family archives, Agent Jack shatters the comforting notion that Britain could never have succumbed to fascism and, consequently, that the world could never have fallen to Hitler. Agent Jack is the story of one man who loved his country so much that he risked everything to stand against a rising tide of hate."--
  • June 1940. Eric Roberts, a seemingly inconsequential bank clerk, took on the guise of "Jack King" in order to uncover and neutralize the invisible threat of fascism on British shores. Pretending to be an agent of the Gestapo, Roberts single-handedly built a network of hundreds of British Nazi sympathizers-- factory workers, office clerks, shopkeepers-- who shared their secrets with him. Hutton tells the fascinating story of an operation whose existence has only recently come to light with the opening of MI5's WWII files. -- adapted from jacket
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contains biographical information
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Hutton, Robert
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  • 940.54/8641092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D810.S8
LC item number
H87 2019
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Roberts, Eric A
  • Great Britain
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Spies
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Intelligence officers
  • Intelligence service
  • Espionage, British
  • Nazis
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Collaborationists
  • Espionage, British
  • Intelligence officers
  • Intelligence service
  • Military intelligence
  • Nazis
  • Spies
  • Great Britain
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Agent Jack : the true story of MI5's secret Nazi hunter, Robert Hutton
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [289]-291) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
'A great deal about sabotage and arson' -- 'Thoroughly familiar' -- 'A splendid beacon for the Germans' -- 'Every person within the fortress' -- 'He is quite ruthless where Germans are concerned' -- 'Agents in every country in the world' -- 'So stupid and so obvious' -- 'No organized body' -- 'A masterful and somewhat masculine woman' -- 'Somewhat melodramatic ideas' -- 'Such methods were necessary' -- 'You bomb them, and blow the lot' -- 'A twinge of uneasiness' -- 'Oozing with gratitude' -- 'A National Socialist atmosphere' -- 'The more violent it was, the better' -- 'Carrying on the struggle' -- 'The Gestapo department' -- Epilogue: 'A Great Source of Trouble.'
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. Edition.
Extent
xiv, 313 pages
Isbn
9781250221766
Lccn
2019032549
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1079865905
  • 1864972
Label
Agent Jack : the true story of MI5's secret Nazi hunter, Robert Hutton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [289]-291) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
'A great deal about sabotage and arson' -- 'Thoroughly familiar' -- 'A splendid beacon for the Germans' -- 'Every person within the fortress' -- 'He is quite ruthless where Germans are concerned' -- 'Agents in every country in the world' -- 'So stupid and so obvious' -- 'No organized body' -- 'A masterful and somewhat masculine woman' -- 'Somewhat melodramatic ideas' -- 'Such methods were necessary' -- 'You bomb them, and blow the lot' -- 'A twinge of uneasiness' -- 'Oozing with gratitude' -- 'A National Socialist atmosphere' -- 'The more violent it was, the better' -- 'Carrying on the struggle' -- 'The Gestapo department' -- Epilogue: 'A Great Source of Trouble.'
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. Edition.
Extent
xiv, 313 pages
Isbn
9781250221766
Lccn
2019032549
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1079865905
  • 1864972

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