Op. JB (Operation James Bond) The Last Great Secret of the Second World War. Ian FLEMING, Christopher CREIGHTON, Pseud. of John Christopher Ainsworth-Davis.

Op. JB (Operation James Bond) The Last Great Secret of the Second World War.

London: Simon and Schuster, 1996. [Military Fiction] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (24 x 16cm), pp.256. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Publisher's black cloth with gilt titles to the spine, pictorial dust-wrapper. Edges of text block toned else a fine copy in price-clipped jacket. During the 1930s, the Nazi Party looted thousands of pounds, hiding the proceeds in secret accounts. The key to getting it back lay with Nazi treasurer, Martin Bormann. This book tells the story of a British Commando unit snatching Martin Bormann from Berlin in the last days of WWII. Approved by Churchill, Roosevelt and the King, the raid was led by the author and Ian Fleming. This controversial and incredulous tale (maintained as factual by the late author and subsequently by his partner) was described as 'shameful' and 'unforgivable' by The Independent. The book was popular in France and Germany but was never published in the USA, and has not been reprinted in Britain since 1997. Item #57472

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