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

11. "And he began recruiting sluggish British carrier pigeons to be sent on this secret mission to infiltrate the German pigeon service and destroy it from within. Soon there was a force of 350 double-agent pigeons at his disposal, disguised as German pigeons, ready to do their bit."
- Ben Macintyre, Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies

12. "In war, no variable is more important, and less easy to control, than the element of surprise."
- Ben Macintyre, Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies

13. "Allied casualty rates averaged 6,674 a day for the seventy-seven days of the Normandy campaign. Those numbers would have been far higher, had it not been for a small and most peculiar band of men and women fighting a secret battle."
- Ben Macintyre, Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies

14. "The relationship between cricket (that most English of sports) and spying (at which the British have always excelled) is deep-rooted and unique. Something about the game attracts the sort of mind also drawn to the secret worlds of intelligence and counter-intelligence – a complex test of brain and brawn, a game of honour interwoven with trickery, played with ruthless good manners and dependent on minute gradations of physics and psychology, with tea breaks."
- Ben Macintyre, Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies

15. "Major Müntzinger’s boast that Germany had many agents in England was entirely correct. But so far from being excellent, most of them were hopeless, many were actively disloyal, and a number were already working against Germany as double agents."
- Ben Macintyre, Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies

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