Changing Enemies: Defeat and Regeneration: Defeat and Regeneration of Germany

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During World War II, Noel Annan was privileged to witness at first hand the innermost workings of British intelligence in Bletchley park and elsewhere. Charged to second-guess German strategy from the gleanings of Ultra and the British spy networks in Europe, he was one of the "brains" behind British war planning. From Bomber Harris to Winston Churchill, to the great minds at Bletchley, he describes the people involved in this crucial work, leading eventually to the planning of Operation Overlord. After the war he was seconded to Germany to help oversee British interests, and his portrayal of Allied planning - and lack of it - and the immediate German renaissance through people like Adenauer, to whom he was particularly close, is of considerable importance to understanding Europe as it is today.

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265 pages. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in Fine condition throughout. The only exception is a small inscription to the inside page.

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"Changing Enemies is one of the last accounts we shall have by a witness to some of the high-level decision making during the war and its immediate aftermath. . . . Lord Annan's book valuably points to the contribution to German democracy that was distinctively British."--Michael R. Beschloss, New York Times Book Review

"In this crackling tale, former British intelligence officer Annan offers an insider's view of the military espionage that helped the Allies win the war against Hitler. . . . He vividly describes power struggles among the Allied forces occupying Germany, his work in guiding post-Nazi Germany toward multi-party democracy, and his friendship with Konrad Adenauer."--Publishers Weekly

"A graceful and crystal style like Noel Annan's, all but absent from most contemporary political and historical literature, is enough to awaken an American reader's slumbering literary Anglophilia."--David Mehegan, Boston Globe

"This book is part fascinating memoir and part engaging scholarly analysis."--H-Net Reviews

"One of the best books ever written about military intelligence during World War II."--William Roger Louis, University of Texas

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