Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies Quotes.

1. "For the D-Day spies were, without question, one of the oddest military units ever assembled. They included a bisexual Peruvian playgirl, a tiny Polish fighter pilot, a mercurial Frenchwoman, a Serbian seducer, and a deeply eccentric Spaniard with a diploma in chicken farming."
- Ben Macintyre, Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies

2. "As the real army plowed through the waves toward Normandy, two more fake convoys were scientifically simulated heading for the Seine and Boulogne by dropping from planes a blizzard of tinfoil, code-named Window, which would show up on German radar as two huge flotillas approaching the French coast."
- Ben Macintyre, Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies

3. "As the Battle of Normandy raged, the Germans held fast to the illusion, so carefully planted and now so meticulously sustained, that a great American army under Patton was preparing to pounce and the German forces in the Pas de Calais must remain in place to repel it."
- Ben Macintyre, Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies

4. "Like all truly selfish people, Kliemann believed the minutiae of his life must be fascinating to all."
- Ben Macintyre, Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies

5. "Of all the strands in Operation Fortitude, none was quite so bizarre, so wholly unlikely, as the great pigeon double cross, the first and only avian deception scheme ever attempted."
- Ben Macintyre, Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies

6. "wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies."
- Ben Macintyre, Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies

7. "Out of a hundred birds of the same stock perhaps one will be that bird all breeders hope for—a bird of highly individual character, courageous and resourceful. Much depends on the individual bird and especially its character and intelligence."
- Ben Macintyre, Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies

8. "The Double Cross system was now not only self-financing but profitable, to Masterman’s delight: The actual cash supplied by the Germans to maintain their and our system between 1940 and 1945 was something in the region of £85,000—the equivalent of more than £4.5 million today."
- Ben Macintyre, Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies

9. "William Gerbers was a German-Swiss businessman living in Liverpool who had been conjured into being by Garbo before he even arrived in Britain."
- Ben Macintyre, Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies

10. "When informed that a clerk at the Portuguese embassy was spying for both the Germans and the Italians, he wrote: Why don’t you shoot him?"
- Ben Macintyre, Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies

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