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- DescriptionThe Albanian Operation, carried out by British and American secret services from 1949 to 1953, was one of the first Western attempts to subvert a country behind the Iron Curtain. The British liaison officer for the project in Washington was Kim Philby, a Soviet double agent who sabotaged the whole venture. In all, about 300 agents and civilians are thought to have been killed in the disastrous operation. The story was first pieced together by Nicholas Bethell in his 1984 book The Great Betrayal: The Untold Story of Kim Philby's Biggest Coup, based on interviews and conversations with British and American officials and Albanian fighters who infiltrated the Stalinist Albanian regime and escaped alive. The present work presents the interviews throws new light on what actually took place.
- Author BiographyRobert Elsie is an internationally recognized expert in the field of Albanian studies and the author of many books on the history and culture of Albania. He lives in Berlin, Germany. Bejtullah Destani is a British-Kosovar scholar and founder of the Centre for Albanian Studies in London, UK. As a diplomat, he has served recently at the Embassies of the Republic of Kosovo in London and Rome. He lives in Italy.
- Author(s)Nicholas Bethell
- PublisherMcFarland & Co Inc
- Date of Publication29/02/2016
- SubjectMilitary History
- Place of PublicationJefferson, NC
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintMcFarland & Co Inc
- Content Note19 illustrations
- Weight358 g
- Width178 mm
- Height254 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Edited byBejtullah D. Destani,Robert Elsie
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