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We spied several books of considerable Interest during the last quarter, one of which is The Cat and the Mice, by Leonardt tells the short and readable story of Johnerman spy who worked for Marshal Rommel In Cairo until British security put an end to his activities. Born otparents, but calling himselffcr after his Egyptian stepfather, Eppler was well known in Cairo cabaret circlesatural for recruitment into the Abwehr. After training In Germany he and his radioerman from East Africa named Peter Monkaster, were led In2iles of the Sahara back to Cairo, where he picked up the threads of bis former gay life.
A belly-dancer and German agent named Hekmathwith Eppler and Monkaster, bringing British officersadjacent houseboats and giving parties wherebe extracted with the traditional help of wineThere Eppler met Lieutenant Anwar El Sadat,associate of the anti-British Captain Oamal(El Sadat's book, Revolt on the Hue* tells ofwith Eppler and Monkaster and records bisthe two agents were spending their German fundsgood living than on securing information. El Sadathis ownew days after Eppler's to the facthad been in the German's-
As the story is told in The Cat and the Mice. Eppler, with the help of the belly-dancer and some knock-out drops, found to an officer's dispatch case the answers to three key questions Rommel had asked about British plans for defending the Delta. But meantime the radio men who were to receive his messages In the desert had been captured by the British, and his alternate circuit would not be available forours. In thoseours British Intelligence, which had beenthe source of forged English money ineptlyinto British-held Egypt by the Abwehr, was able to trace It to Eppler and arrest him, bringing the espionage operationhoto-finish end
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Mosley'i version of this operation Is evidently simplified and embellished for popular consumption, but itactual basis and makes good reading.
The prolific English writer, Ronald Seth, continues to pour out books of general mteUigence Interest. His latest work, entitled For My Name's Sake*rief account of the struggle of the Roman Catholic Church against tbe Nazis in occupied Western Europe and against Communist persecution in Eastern Europe. The author has omitted the Naziof the Church of Germany as too complex ato cover in this volume. Mr. Seth's quick books reflect comparatively little original thought or research and often contain some Inaccuracies, but this, like many of them, is usefulroad outline of the resistance activity he describes. The growing literature of Clerical Resistance, which alreadyhree-foot bookshelf, Is of considerable importance to the Intelligence officer In tbe resistance field.
For light but Informative reading, attention is called to two anthologies of escape tales recently published in England. Oneompilation of Oreat Escape Stories, edited by Ericimself an escaper with several books on theto his credit. His anthology, largely devoted to Worldscapes, includes one during the Korean War and one from behind the Iron Curtain. Great True Escape Stories, edited by Fredlso deals largely with World War LT, but leads off with Winston0 escape from the Boers. Readers who are content with anthologiesubstitute for the originals will find that these two editors have picked from among tbe best.
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