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The London cage : the secret history of Britain's World War II interrogation centre, Helen Fry

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The London cage : the secret history of Britain's World War II interrogation centre
Title
The London cage
Title remainder
the secret history of Britain's World War II interrogation centre
Statement of responsibility
Helen Fry
Title variation
Secret history of Britain's World War II interrogation centre
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.54/8641
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
UB251.G7
LC item number
F79 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The London cage : the secret history of Britain's World War II interrogation centre, Helen Fry
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: impounding the evidence -- Genesis of the Cage -- A very 'German' Englishman -- Cage characters: the interrogators -- Cage characters: the 'guests' -- Downstairs: interrogation methods -- Prison quarters -- Caged lies: the truth drugs -- The German 'great escape' -- German-Jewish émigrés -- A matter of justice -- Knöchlein: the Butcher of Paradis -- The Sagan case -- Norway and war crimes -- Befriending the field marshal -- Death in the Cage -- Torture: myth or reality -- Epilogue: the legacy -- Appendix: Staff at the London Cage
Control code
ocn978291324
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 244 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300221930
Lccn
2017019360
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)978291324
  • (OCoLC)978291324
Label
The London cage : the secret history of Britain's World War II interrogation centre, Helen Fry
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: impounding the evidence -- Genesis of the Cage -- A very 'German' Englishman -- Cage characters: the interrogators -- Cage characters: the 'guests' -- Downstairs: interrogation methods -- Prison quarters -- Caged lies: the truth drugs -- The German 'great escape' -- German-Jewish émigrés -- A matter of justice -- Knöchlein: the Butcher of Paradis -- The Sagan case -- Norway and war crimes -- Befriending the field marshal -- Death in the Cage -- Torture: myth or reality -- Epilogue: the legacy -- Appendix: Staff at the London Cage
Control code
ocn978291324
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 244 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300221930
Lccn
2017019360
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)978291324
  • (OCoLC)978291324

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