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Op JB [Paperback]

Christopher Creighton
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Sept. 1 1997
During the 1930s, the Nazi Party looted thousands of pounds, hiding the proceeds in secret accounts. The key to getting it back lay with Nazi treasurer, Martin Bormann. This book tells the story of Ian Fleming's raid to snatch Bormann out of Berlin. Creighton led a commando raid into the city.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Real Life Spy Story at its Best Dec 5 2005
Format:Hardcover
This book is just excellent.
Whether you are a fan of spy novels or World War II stories, you will not find anything better than OP JB. The title stands for "Operation James Bond", and is written 50 years after the events described, because the author was not able to tell the story until all the principle characters involved had died. The book includes certification from Winston Churchill that the story told is in fact true.
The author was a contemporary of Ian Fleming, author of the James Bond stories. He worked with British Intelligence before, during & after World War II.
Operation James Bond had as its goal the smuggling of Martin Borman out of Nazi Berlin at the very moment of the collapse of the Third Reich.
The story is quite incredible, and is very well told. It is up to the reader to determine whether or not the events related are true.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic story Sept. 25 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This is a wonderful story of how Martin Bormann was spirited out of Berlin, and on to Britain, in the very last days of the war in Europe More thrilling than any fiction.

There's one thing missing, and that is that in fact, Bormann really won WWII for us, on land at least, by spying for the Soviet Union, via the so-called 'Lucy' ring in Switzerland. It was Bormann, and not any deciphering done at Bletchley Park in Britain, who, amongst other things, won the battle of Kursk for the Soviets..
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3.0 out of 5 stars Will the real James Bond please stand up ! Dec 26 2010
By Dennis Frampton - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
OPJB refers to "Operation James Bond", the subject of this 1996 story which I can't decide whether to call a novel or an historical account. I just don't know if this is a true story or not. The writer's first sentence in the preface to the book states 'I am well aware that many readers will find this story incredible." He was certainly right about that. Creighton writes in the first person and claims to have been an under-cover operator in the secret "M" section of British Military Intelligence during the waning days of World war II. Since the activities of M section and British Military Intelligence are so secret, there is no evidence available even today, to confirm or deny his story, or even to determine whether Creighton himself was indeed a secret agent. But then the number one objective of secret egents is to hide their own identity, so its left to you and I, the readers, to decide whether or not we buy this story. World War II and the activities described here, ended with the surrender of Nazi Germany in May of 1945. Creighton claims that he had been given permission by Winston Churchill to publish his story, and in fact a copy of the letter purported to be from Churchill to Creighton dated October 1954, which stated that permission, is reproduced in the book. However in that letter, Churchill admonishes him to wait until after he, Churchill, is dead. Indeed Creighton waited 40 years and until all of his superiors in the British Intelligence community of WWII, including Churchill, Mountbatten, Ian Fleming and Morton had all passed away. The story concerns the decision of the British government in 1944 to regain possession of the treasures including Art, sculpture, currency and gold, which had been stolen by the Nazi leaders during the war and hidden in secret places all over Europe. That the Nazis had stolen and transported works of art is well established. In fact at the Nuremburg trials, evidence was presented about the two trains loaded with artwork stolen mostly from the Rothschild collections, which Hermann Goering had arranged for transportation to Munich to be stored in the "Fuhrerhaus" of Adolf Hitler. So it was that in January 1945, Christopher Creighton, a young Naval Officer already working under Lord Louis Mountbatten in the Intelligence community, was selected to assemble and direct the operation which the Intelligence Officer Ian Fleming had named "Operation James Bond", an operation to locate and take control of Art and other treasurers which had been stolen by the Nazis. This book then is the telling of that operation. It is a story of daring actions undertaken by Creighton and his small band of men and women, several of whom lost their lives, in the very nerve center of the Nazi organization, at the very moment of its ultimate destruction, but if true, it is also a story of the complicity of the highest level of western military and political leaders in decisions which they knew would cost thousands of lives and in a decision which potentially jeopardized millions. True ? or false ? . . . you will probably end the book, as I did, with a point of view, but regardless of where you come down, it's an interesting read for a winter weekend.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nigel West Confirms OPJB Dec 28 2011
By C. Murphy - Published on Amazon.com
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If you actually read West's "Counterfeit Spies" you'll notice he complains about the FICTIONAL elements of the FICTIONAL novel The Paladin while documenting FACTS like that Creighton is indeed who he says he is (spy and Commando)--to include a statement by BSC Director Sir William Stephenson (The Man Called Intrepid).
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4.0 out of 5 stars Censorship....Amazon follows Australia's puppets who today deleted "occupied" from stolen territory in Palestine June 6 2014
By Socrates - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I wrote a long and critical review of allied lies and Creighton's serious reports on appalling acts he committed. I made a mistake...I mentioned that the allied lies included its so called culpa' creation of Israel and referred to zionist and financier criminals who controlled many crimes against humanity including WW1 and WW11 and control today's world in entirety.I also spoke of the role of Central bankers, the Bildrbergers, Kuhn Loebe and other executives of mayhem for profit. I spoke of the Reich creating Israel and asocuated FACTS. Amazon seemingly couldn't allow well-researched comment on repressed but established truths to see the light of day. No wonder we have such a corrupt, and confused and misguided world when such fearful oppression greets truth.

Tragically Amazon joins the forelock tugging (which I proved) media in ensuring the truth will not come out. So much for integrity, honour, truth which is not the propaganda sweeteners we are fed since childhood which under Amazon will NOT be ever forthcoming and will be forever censored. Who owns the world's media....? For al the waffle in comments and the denials and skepticism not a single fact has been produced to discredit Creighton's claims which amount to appalling allied war crimes. I exposed numerous crimes in political circles today and in International politics....should I never answer the door again incase it's Mossad calling??

Contemporarily....The celebrations of D-Day must NOT be marred by the truth about Dieppe, nor the American illuminati exposed nor the history of the new order we now suffer under in the prelude to complete and 'globalised' serfdom. Whatever you do Amazon....stay with your pants-down posture in the new order's submissiveness. Never let the truth prevail, that has been a new order requirement since 1740. What a gutless, politically corrupted organisation andhow politically fawning you are. "Ever so umble Mr Pickwick' describes your duplicity well .....Voila
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant book, eye opening and well written Feb. 3 2014
By Kjirsten Trundle - Published on Amazon.com
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This book changed my the way I look at how the world is run. To see life through the limitations of a periscope rather than the wide angled, big screen of reality. What a brutal outlook governing parties take to achieve their final objective "for the betterment of all" and just how little human life means to them in this plan.

To see the correlation between the main character and the fictitious James Bond but without the glorification and romance of this high living 'super spy'.

I love this historical biography - it is my all time new favourite and I have bought two copies so I can lend them to friends.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing Dec 30 2012
By Anne Goodrich - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Intriguing book. Bought for my husband and he loves it. Fascinating story of little known history of the Second World War.
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