Live and Let Spy : BRIXMIS: The Last Cold War Mission Paperback
by Steve Gibson
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
- Publication Date: 01/01/2012
- Category: The Cold War
- ISBN: 9780752465807