Nazi Intelligence Operations in Non-Occupied Territories

Espionage Efforts in the United States, Britain, South America and Southern Africa


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About the Book

Drawing heavily on recently declassified sources, this examination of German wartime intelligence services traces the logistical and strategic expansion of the Third Reich’s foreign covert operations in World War II.
Beginning with the changes introduced to counteract institutional neglect, the author describes attempts to penetrate both neutral and adversarial nations outside territories occupied by the Wehrmacht. The Nazis created covert teams for counterintelligence and penetrating border defenses. Strategies were formed for assembling saboteur divisions in North and South America, while data were gathered on industrial installations to target.
American fascist movements of the 1930s are discussed, along with Nazi sabotage missions in the United States and intelligence penetrations and domestic collusion in Latin America.

About the Author(s)

Christopher Vasey is a writer and historian specializing in World War II. The author of Nazi Ideology (2006), he lives in London.

Bibliographic Details

Christopher Vasey
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 336
Bibliographic Info: notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2016
pISBN: 978-1-4766-6353-1
eISBN: 978-1-4766-2458-7
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface 1
Introduction 3
1—United States: Fascist Subversion and Sabotage Operations 17
2—United States: The Second Espionage Network and Operations Elster 84
3—British Theater 132
4—South American Theater 198
5—Southern African Theater 274
Chapter Notes 309
Bibliography 321
Index 327

Book Reviews & Awards

“written with attention to detail…engaging…recommended”—Choice.