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L'affaire cicéron / Joseph L. Mankiewicz


Une affaire qui fit couler beaucoup d'encre de Etienne Lorenceau le mercredi 19 janvier 2005 à 14h52

Fairly accurate accounts on Cicero (Elyeza Bazna) and on the British spy German Fritz Kolbe who mentioned Cicero’s existence to the Allies in February 1944.
Bazna, Elyesa. & Nogly, Hans. I was Cicero. Harper & Row, New York - 1962.
The real Cicero actually was Elyesa Bazna, an Albanian. In this book, he retells the story, listing his collaborators as a chambermaid and his niece. The character of the countess was a (very intelligent) Hollywood fabrication.
Breuer, William B. Hoodwinking Hitler: the Normandy deception. Praeger, Westport (Conn.) - 1993.
Acct on WS p. 18-23 on WS and Canaris relationship, 24-26 on Cicero, 30-35 peace feelers to Dulles through Max Hohenlohe within the frame of the Cicero affair, 55 The Druid story.76-79 Canaris fall in Feb 1944, p 108 unusual photo of WS, p 127 conservative evaluation of western allies drives Hitler to take some forces on the Eastern front, p 172 Allies planting info through Monty.
Decaux, Alain. Dossiers secrets de l'histoire, Mata-Hari, Weygand, Staline, Raspoutine, mort de Jean Chiappe, Lionel Crabb, Kennedy. Ed. Librairie Académique Perrin, Paris - 1966
Detailed account of Goering and Hitler’s reactions before, during and immediately after Hess’s flight. A good unmasking of another of WS’s lies. Acccount of the Cicero spy affair.
Denniston, Robin. Churchill's Secret War: Diplomatic Decrypts, the Foreign Office and Turkey 1942-44. Sutton, London - 1997. St. Martin's Press, New York - 1997
New information on the Cicero spy story are supplied
Dulles, Allen. From Hitler’s Doorstep: The Wartime Intelligence Reports of Allen Dulles, 1942-1945. Edited with Commentary by Neal H. Patterson (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1996).
Accounts on WS p.149, 239, 254, 294, 348, [460-61], 490, 585, 598, 600, 637.
Accounts on Moysich p.291, 591, 608. and Cicero p.9, 12, 16, 18, 183-4, 189-90, 226, 228, 591, 608.
Accounts on Max Hohenlohe p.55-6, 94, 154-55, 571, 586-87.
Accounts on Masson and Guisan p. 149, 239-40, 258, 309, 313-4, 348, 364, 366, 394, 490, 495, 600, 603, 637.
Account on Kurt Becher (Hungarian negotiation with Joel Brand) p. 492 (sheltering money in Switzerland)
Account on Vlasov (operation Zeppelin) p. 102-3, 148, 410, 507, 625
No accounts on Turkul, Jahnke, Garlinski, Sorge.
Elliott, Nicholas. Never Judge a Man by His Umbrella. Michael Russell, Salisbury - 1991. Chatto and Windus, London - 1992.
Elliott offers a balanced and incisive account of WS's most successful agent operation in Turkey, the case of Cicero’s spying on Sir Knatchbull-Hughessen, the British ambassador in Turkey.
Kempner, Robert M. W. Secrets & Spies. Readers Digest Association, Inc - 1964.
Robert M.W. Kempner was the Chief Prosecutor of prominent Nazis at Nuremberg. p.299-303 “The Highest-Paid Spy in History”: Cicero’s case.
Moyzisch, Ludwig C. Operation Cicero. Wingate London - 1950. English translation of Der Fall Cicero.
WS’s name is not mentioned once by Moysisch, who relates he reported alternatively to Ribbentrop’s office and to Kaltenbrunner’s office. We know however that WS, Moyzisch’s boss, did arrange to personally put Kaltenbrunenr in the front line to balance Ribbentrop’s weight, and, hence, avoid an additional confrontation with the Foreign Minister. There are however very interesting accounts on WS’s opinion since Moyzisch claims, that, putting together the December 1943 Cicero documents on the Moscow and Tehran conferences, he did understand very well the plan of the allies, found out what Overlord was and why Germany could not win the war. He also reports that one of the December Cicero deliveries allowed the deciphering of one of the very important English codes. At the level these codes were used by the British, for sure it was put to good use in Berlin at least for a while.
Persico, Joseph E. Roosevelt's Secret War: FDR and World War II Espionage. Random House - October 9, 2001
Account on WS p.72, 306-7; peace terms considered p.196, 316, 322-3, 326-7, 418-23, 425-9, 433-34 ;Skorzeny p. 274-5, 278, 351, 387; Hewitt p.326-7; Ernest Hanfstaengl p.191-4, 232-3, 308, 328, 330-33, 445, and Egon Hanfstaengl p.192, 232, 331-3; Wallis Simpson p.70, 75-6; Rudolf Hess p.165, 331; Cicero p.286-7, 302;
Hewitt p 326-327
Wires, Richard. The Cicero spy affair : German access to British secrets in World War II. Praeger, Westport, Conn.. - 1999.
Account on WS p. 4 on the rivalry with Ribbentrop, 6 chain of cammad above Moyzisch, 7 WS short biography, 34 von Papen motivations in addressing Cicero to Moyzitsch, 36 Ribbentrop’s embarrassment vis-a-vis WS, 39 recruiting Cicero, 43 validation and processing of the information, 47-49 WS transaction with Cicero through Moyzitsch and breath taking quality of the info, 57-67Development of the Secret services within the SS, 70, 72-74, 76-80, 82-83, 85-89, 91-92, 100-101, 124-125, 141, 147, 154, 156, 157, 179, 190, 197, 202

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