Snow The Double Life of a World War II Spy (Hardback)

By Madoc Roberts and Nigel West


Book details

  • Publisher: Biteback Publishing
  • Format: Hardback
  • Publication date: 19th May 2011
  • ISBN10: 1849540934
  • ISBN13: 9781849540933
  • Publisher size: Demy
  • Dimensions: 23.4 x 16.2 x 2.8 cm
  • Pages: 240
  • Illustrations: 8 pages including black and white photos


SNOW is the codename assigned to Arthur Owens, one of the most remarkable British spies of the Second World War. This 'typical Welsh underfed' type became the first of the great double-cross agents who were to play a major part in Britain's victory over the Germans. When the stakes could not have been higher, MI5 sought to build a double-cross system based on the shifting loyalties of a duplicitous, philandering and vain anti-hero who was boastful and brave, reckless and calculating, ruthless and mercenary... but patriotic. Or was he? Based on recently declassified files and meticulous research, Snow reveals for the first time the truth about an extraordinary man.
Nigel Jones, History Today

“Snow is a remarkable tale of wartime double dealing, espionage and deception.”

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