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Battleground Berlin CIA vs. KGB in the Cold War

Title
Battleground Berlin [electronic resource] : CIA vs. KGB in the Cold War / David E. Murphy, Sergei A. Kondrashev, and George Bailey.
ISBN
0300143028
0585353581
9780300143027
9780585353586
0300072333
0300078714
Published
New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1997.
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxv, 530 pages) : illustrations, maps
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Summary
Battleground Berlin is the definitive, insider's account of the espionage warfare in Berlin between CIA and KGB from 1945 to the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961. Two intelligence veterans - major players on opposite sides of the Cold War - have joined in an unprecedented collaboration to tell the story. Basing their narrative on personal recollections, interviews with other CIA and KGB officers, and documents never before made public, the authors provide a vast number of new details of CIA's infiltration of the new East German intelligence service; the construction, operation, and uncovering of the Berlin tunnel; and many other initiatives and countermoves dealing with the series of crises that racked Berlin and jeopardized an uneasy world peace during this period.
Variant and related titles
EBSCOhost eBook collection, Yale University Press.
Other formats
Print version: Murphy, David E., 1921- Battleground Berlin. New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1997
Format
Books / Online
Language
English
Added to Catalog
October 07, 2019
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 455-511) and index.
Contents
CIA's Berlin base: a question of knowledge
KGB Karlshorst: how it all began
The Berlin blockade challenges Western ingenuity and perseverance
The Korean War: pretext or premise for rearming West Germany?
Cold warriors in Berlin: a new era in CIA operations
East German state security and intelligence services are born
Stalin offers peace, but the Cold War continues
Soviet intelligence falters after Stalin's death: new revelations about Beria's role
The events of June 1953
The mysterious case of Otto John
The Berlin tunnel: fact and fiction
Redcap operations
BOB concentrates on Karlshorst
The illegals game: KGB vs. GRU
KGB and Mfs: partners or competitors?
Khrushchev's ultimatum
BOB counters the Soviet propaganda campaign
Bluffs, threats, and counterpressures
Facing the inevitable
Countdown to the wall
The Berlin Wall: winners and losers
Epilogue
Appendix 1. The merger from CIA and KGB archives
Appendix 2. Double agents, double trouble
Appendix 3. The mysterious case of Leonid Malinin, a.k.a. Georgiev
Appendix 4. MGB at work in East Germany
Appendix 5. Was it worth it? What the Berlin tunnel produced
Appendix 6. BOB's attempts to protect Karlshorst sources backfire
Appendix 7. KGB illegals in Karlshorst: the third development
Appendix 8. Soviet active measures: a brief overview
Appendix 9. Operation Gold (SIS document obtained by George Blake).
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