Taken prisoner in Greece in 1941 and later imprisoned in an Austrian POW camp, Howard Greville was nevertheless able to obtain items of intelligence such as details of Messerschmitt aircraft production, the location of German Battle HQ in Italy and the names of key German commanding officers.
The remote location of a German chemical warfare plant near Breslau in Poland was obtained and this information taken in person by the author to his Control. This entailed a hazardous rail journey, travelling with falsified papers whilst accompanied by an armed German guard.
British military intelligence units MI-9 and MI-19 had instigated this field of intelligence. (MI-9 was responsible for Military Intelligence whilst MI-19 controlled escape lines, and was headed by Airey Neave on his return to England after escaping from Colditz.
Howard Greville is a born raconteur and has the ability to captivate his readers with effortless charm and a ready sense of humour as he reveals the exciting and hitherto untold details of espionage behind the wire...