The Last Great Secret of The Second World War
by Christopher Creighton
Simon & Schuster, 1996, b/w photographic plates, illustrated end-papers, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0684817861
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, pages slightly age-toned
'The following account is one of the most extraordinary stories to emerge from the Second World War. Simon & Schuster issues this book under the assurances by the author, Christopher Creighton that the story is true. The Publisher has not been able to verify his account by independent research. Indeed, the documentary trail is often at odds with the author's narrative. in secret intelligence work it is very difficult to come up with absolute proof and in May 1945 Berlin was the end of the world.
According to Creighton, evidence went missing and in the fog of war, files were adjusted by those with a hidden motive. Creighton further describes how the records were compromised in order to create a legend that served a darker purpose. In the end, readers will have to make their own judgements about what they believe. What is not in doubt is that this book is a thrilling story from a remarkable man. - (Publishers Preface - London July 1996)