- Jan 20, 2004
I just finished Zigzag: The incredible wartime exploits of double agent Eddie Chapman. Absolutely fascinating. Some interesting insights into how incompetent the German intelligence services were during WW2.
Eddie Chapman was a womaniser, blackmailer and safecracker. He was also a great hero - the most remarkable double agent of the Second World War. Chapman became the only British national ever to be awarded an Iron Cross for his work for the Reich. He was also the only German spy ever to be parachuted into Britain twice. But it was all an illusion: Eddie fooled the Germans in the same way he conned his victims in civilian life. He was working for the British all along.