Midnight in Tehran

Operation Long Jump, the Nazi Plot to Assassinate Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin


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About the Book

This is the gripping history of the Nazi–sponsored attempt to infiltrate the 1943 wartime Allied conference in Tehran and assassinate the “Big Three” leaders: Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin. It shows how close the plot came to success, and how the removal of any one or more of the Allied chiefs might have significantly altered the future course of the Second World War. Intended to be led by the SS lieutenant colonel Otto Skorzeny, Operation Long Jump was ultimately detected by Soviet agents, and it remains one of the most tantalizing “what-if” questions of the 20th century.

About the Author(s)

Christopher Sandford, author of many books, lives in Seattle, Washington.

Bibliographic Details

Christopher Sandford
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 224
Bibliographic Info: 26 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2023
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8756-8
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4951-1
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
1. Unconditional Surrender 1
2. The Peacock Realm 32
3. “One Wonders about the Wrestlers” 57
4. Agent Cicero 82
5. Gathering Shadows 116
6. “The Greatest Surfeit and Concentration
of Power Ever Seen” 135
7. Zero Time 160
Chapter Notes 199
Bibliography 209
Index 211