National Archives, photo 80G35190
Thomas E Mahl is a native of Ohio, and an
expert on the methods of deception used by Mr
Winston Churchill to bring the USA into World
His book Desperate Deception:
British Covert Operations in the United States
1939-1944 was published by Brassey's. In
The Sun (December 24, 1998), a writer
quoted him as stating, "Much of the really hot
stuff was never put on paper. So one of my
tactics was to find the families and see what
papers remained." Diaries and letters proved to
be a lucrative source of information.
In consequence, his book gravely
upsets conformist historians, who see it as a
threat to the established mythology of WWII.
Mahl said finally, "If historians thought they
were startled by this. . . if I have
little bit of luck, I have even better stuff to
come." We cannot wait to hear!