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September 21, 2012

Garbo the spy

The Allies called him Garbo. The Nazis dubbed him Alaric. Both sides in World War II were sure Juan Pujol Garcia was their man. In reality, Pujol was a double agent, and his final allegiance was to the Allies. From the comfort of Lisbon, Garbo fed false information to the Nazis and fabricated a network of phantom agents across Europe. Although he never fired a single shot, Garbo helped to save thousands of lives, most notably by misinforming the Germans about the timing and location of D-Day.
Special features: Interview with intelligence & espionage expert Nigel West; sonic deception: WWII training film; original theatrical trailer; filmmaker biography.

A person of mystery and dedicated to his craft. Garbo had access to the highest levels of the Nazi command. The documentary provides insight into some of his history but mostly his impact on the operations during World War II. The documentary uses extensive footage from films. Using clips from feature films may help provide visual support for the story but is it necessary? It is an important documentary for anyone who studies World War II. ~Mike

Askwith Media Library 57902-D 93 minutes 2012

Posted by mcmike at September 21, 2012 12:05 PM


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