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By Susan Heuck Allen

ISBN-10: 0472117696

ISBN-13: 9780472117697

“Classical Spies may be an enduring contribution to the self-discipline and should stimulate additional examine. Susan Heuck Allen offers to a large readership a subject of curiosity that's very important and has been neglected.”
—William M. Calder III, college of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Classical Spies is the 1st insiders’ account of the operations of the yank intelligence carrier in international conflict II Greece. Initiated via archaeologists in Greece and the jap Mediterranean, the community drew on scholars’ own contacts and information of languages and terrain. whereas sleek readers may possibly imagine Indiana Jones is simply a delusion personality, Classical Spies discloses occasions the place even Indy could consider at domestic: burying Athenian dig files in an Egyptian tomb, activating prep-school connections to set up spies code-named Vulture and Chickadee, and organizing parachute drops.

Susan Heuck Allen finds extraordinary information about a extraordinary workforce of people. frequently improper for mild-mannered professors and students, such archaeologists as collage of Pennsylvania’s Rodney younger, Cincinnati’s Jack Caskey and Carl Blegen, Yale’s Jerry Sperling and Dorothy Cox, and Bryn Mawr’s Virginia Grace proved their mettle as potent spies in an exciting online game of cat and mouse with their Nazi opposite numbers. hoping on interviews with members sharing their tales for the 1st time, formerly unpublished mystery files, inner most diaries and letters, and private pictures, Classical Spies bargains a thrilling and private point of view at the heritage of global warfare II.

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Another minor counter-attack at 0800hrs did little other than anger Jottrand, who was becoming increasingly disaffected with the efforts of the men under his command. Bloc 2 at Eben Emael. The attacking German forces eventually suppressed this position with a 50kg shaped charge placed on the position’s observation dome, killing the occupant of the dome. com The Fall of Eben Emael – Belgium 1940 While events were playing out at Coupole 120 and around Bloc 1, Wenzel’s temporary period in command came to an end with, for the Germans, a welcome arrival, as recounted by para Kurt Engelmann: 0830hrs, 10 MAY 1940 Witzig arrives to take command of Sturmgruppe ‘Granit’ Coupole 120 (foreground) sat in the centre of Fort Eben Emael and contained the fortress’s heaviest weaponry – two 120mm guns.

The small group of men dug in on the west bank of the canal and began to exchange fire with the Belgian troops, who launched a series of counter-attacks that continued throughout the day until early evening. Casualties mounted among the Germans – by 1200hrs they had suffered four dead and six seriously wounded. Reinforcements in the form of Infanterie-Regiment 151 reached them at 2230hrs, but by the time they were relieved from the line around daybreak on the 11th the paras had suffered 22 dead and 26 wounded, plus one missing in action.

Sturmgruppe ‘Eisen’ (‘Iron’), led by Leutnant Martin Schächter, was responsible for the bridge at Kanne, and had 90 men in ten gliders. Finally, Sturmgruppe ‘Beton’ (‘Concrete’) was the largest of the bridge-assault teams, involving 11 gliders and 134 men, commanded by Leutnant Gerhard Schacht. As with the fortress assault, the Belgian forces holding the bridges suffered from procedural complexities that would dog the defence of their positions. The bridges at Veldwezelt and Vroenhoven, for example, were commanded by Capitaine-commandant Giedelo stationed some distance away at Lanaken, Belgium, rather than having an on-site or at least proximate commander.

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