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Wilhelm Canaris

Military (1-Jan-1887 — 9-Apr-1945)


Karl Heinz Abshagen. Translated by Alan Houghton Brodrick. Canaris. Hutchinson. 1956. 264pp.

Richard Bassett. Hitler's Spy Chief: The Wilhelm Canaris Mystery. Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 2005. 319pp.

André Brissaud. Translated by Ian Colvin. Canaris: The Biography of Admiral Canaris, Chief of German Military Intelligence in the Second World War. Grosset & Dunlap. 1974. 347pp.

Ian Colvin. Master Spy: The Incredible Story of Admiral Wilhelm Canaris. London: Victor Gollancz. 1951. 224pp.

Heinz Höhne. Translated by J. Maxwell Brownjohn. Canaris: Hitler's Master Spy. Doubleday. 1979. 703pp.

Michael Mueller. Translated by Geoffrey Brooks. Canaris: The Life and Death of Hitler's Spymaster. Naval Institute Press. 2007. 368pp.


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  6. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.118)

  7. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.255)

  8. Harper Encyclopedia of Military Biography (p.125)

  9. A Biographical Dictionary of World War II (p.26)

  10. Biographical Dictionary of the Extreme Right Since 1890 (pp.53-54)

  11. The Biographical Dictionary of World War II (pp.75-77)

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