The Cassia Spy Ring in World War II Austria: A History of the Oss's Maier-Messner Group (Paperback)
After Hitler annexed Austria in 1938, the Gestapo began silencing critics. Many were shipped to concentration camps; those deemed most dangerous to the Reich were executed. Yet a few slipped through the Gestapo's net and organized resistance cells. One group, codenamed CASSIA, became America's most effective spy ring in Austria during World War II. This first full-length account of CASSIA describes its contributions to the Allied war effort--including reports on the V-2 missile, Nazi death camps and advanced combat aircraft and tanks--before a catastrophic intelligence failure sent key members to the guillotine, firing squad or gas chamber.
C. Turner's 25-year career in foreign affairs included postings in the Far East, South Asia, and Europe. Before serving in the government, he conducted anthropological fieldwork in Asia, Oceania, and North America.