John Bryden’s new book, Fighting to Lose: How the German Secret Intelligence Service Helped the Allies Win the Second World War, was launched last night at Dundas Museum and Archives.
Fighting to Lose, published by Dundurn Press, presents evidence that the German Secret Intelligence Service undertook to rescue Britain from certain defeat in 1941. Newly opened secret files in Britain and the United States, combined with captured German records, show that the famed British double-cross or double-agent system was in fact a German triple-cross, according Bryden.
As part of the evning, Bryden discussed his research and how his findings may impact people’s traditional understanding of some aspects of the Second World War.
Bryden is a former Member of Parliament, former journalist and historian. He was elected to the House of Commons in 1993 and served as the M.P. for Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale before leaving federal politics in 2004.
His previous books are Best Kept Secret: Canadian Secret Intelligence in the Second World War and Deadly Allies: Canada’s Secret War 1937-1947, the latter dealing with Canada’s role in the development of chemical and biological weapons.