Au Coeur de la Guerre Froide : La Mission Militaire de Potsdam 1947-1989 Hardback
Unsung protagonists of the secret intelligence war that saw the two blocks in central Europe opposed, the three "Potsdam military missions" were carried out by a handful of Americans, British and French who had travelled Eastern Germany throughout the duration of the cold war.
In constant contact with the opponent and persistently at risk of land and air attacks, these strange "reporters" became the most reliable source for assessing the threat of the Soviet army and Eastern German armed forces, and above all to detect any attempt on their part to attack the West by surprise.
This book is a unique testimony of the high-risk life of these "men of the shadows".
The reader will discover the harsh reality of the Cold War, described by those who have made it, in the context of this particularly hostile environment, amidst a population tightly controlled by the regime and prone to expose spies.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 200 pages
- Publisher: Histoire & Collections
- Publication Date: 31/12/2016
- Category: Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000
- ISBN: 9782352504030