Live and Let Spy : BRIXMIS: The Last Cold War Mission, Paperback

Live and Let Spy : BRIXMIS: The Last Cold War Mission Paperback



BRIXMIS (The British Commander-in-Chief's Mission to the Group Soviet Forces of Occupation in Germany) is one of the most little-known and covert elite units of the British Army.

They were dropped in behind 'enemy lines' ten months after the Second World War had ended and remained operating their intelligence-gathering missions until the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989.

During this period Berlin was a hotbed of spying between East and West.

BRIXMIS was established as a legitimate channel of communication between the Red Army and the British Army on the Rhine, they were trusted by the Russians.

Its 'clean status' made BRIXMIS a key part of the Cold War.

However, their missions were covert and they acted behind the shadows to steal advanced Soviet equipment and penetrate top-secret training areas.

This unique history of this most elite of units offers a new understanding of the British role in the Cold War. The Rules of Touring Rule One - There are no rules.

Rule Two - Think sneaky 'cos sneaky's best. Rule Three - Beware the wandering Sov, 'cos he's the one that's going to f*** you.

Rule Four - Write it down now. You'll forget it later. Rule Five - The truth is a very powerful weapon.

There is nowhere to go from the truth.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240 pages, Illustrations (some col.)
  • Publisher: The History Press Ltd
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  • Category: The Cold War
  • ISBN: 9780752465807



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