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Author Fry, Helen P., author.

Title The London cage : the secret history of Britain's World War II interrogation centre / Helen Fry
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 244 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
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Contents Frontmatter -- CONTENTS -- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -- INTRODUCTION -- 1. GENESIS OF THE CAGE -- 2. A VERY 'GERMAN' ENGLISHMAN -- 3. CAGE CHARACTERS -- 4. CAGE CHARACTERS -- 5. DOWNSTAIRS -- 6. PRISON QUARTERS -- 7. CAGED LIES -- 8. THE GERMAN 'GREAT ESCAPE' -- 9. GERMAN- JEWISH ÉMIGRÉS -- 10. A MATTER OF JUSTICE -- 11. KNÖCHLEIN -- 12. THE SAGAN CASE -- 13. NORWAY AND WAR CRIMES -- 14. BEFRIENDING THE FIELD MARSHAL -- 15. DEATH IN THE CAGE -- 16. TORTURE -- EPILOGUE -- APPENDIX -- NOTES -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- ILLUSTRATION CREDITS -- INDEX
Summary The first complete account of the fiercely guarded secrets of London's clandestine interrogation center, operated by the British Secret Service from 1940 to 1948 Behind the locked doors of three mansions in London's exclusive Kensington Palace Gardens neighborhood, the British Secret Service established a highly secret prison in 1940: the London Cage. Here recalcitrant German prisoners of war were subjected to "special intelligence treatment." The stakes were high: the war's outcome could hinge on obtaining information German prisoners were determined to withhold. After the war, high-ranking Nazi war criminals were housed in the Cage, revamped as an important center for investigating German war crimes. This riveting book reveals the full details of operations at the London Cage and subsequent efforts to hide them. Helen Fry's extraordinary original research uncovers the grim picture of prisoners' daily lives and of systemic Soviet-style mistreatment. The author also provides sensational evidence to counter official denials concerning the use of "truth drugs" and "enhanced interrogation" techniques. Bringing dark secrets to light, this groundbreaking book at last provides an objective and complete history of the London Cage
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 236-237) and index
Notes In English
Subject Scotland, Alexander Paterson, 1882-1965.
Scotland, Alexander Paterson, 1882-1965
Military intelligence -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Military interrogation -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century
Prisoners of war -- Germany.
Prisoners of war -- Great Britain.
War criminals -- Germany.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Military intelligence -- Great Britain.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, German.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- Great Britain.
World War, 1939-1945 -- England -- London -- Prisoners and prisons
World War, 1939-1945 -- Great Britain -- Prisoners and prisons
Espionage & secret services.
European history.
HISTORY / Europe / Western.
HISTORY / Military / World War II
History.
London, Greater London.
Military intelligence.
Military interrogation.
Prisoners of war.
Second World War.
Secret service.
United Kingdom, Great Britain.
War criminals.
England -- London.
Germany.
Great Britain.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0300221932
0300231229
9780300221930
9780300231229
Other Titles Secret history of Britain's World War II interrogation centre