Win Time for Us

Title:                      Win Time for Us

Author:                  John Toyne

Toyne, John (1962). Win Time for Us. Toronto: Longmans

LCCN:    62004731

D639.S8 T67


Date Posted:      October 14, 2016

Reviewed by Paul W. Blackstock and Frank L. Schaf[1]

An outstanding memoir by a former British intelligence agent who was an engineer in southern Russia before and during the revolution. Eighteen years later, he was sent into Rumania at the beginning of World War II with the mission “to win time for us” by sabotaging Rumanian oil deliveries to Germany, under the cover role of a prosperous British businessman. Interesting vignettes are presented of both revolutionary Russia and the Balkans on the eve of World War II. A number of pertinent observations are made on the difficulties encountered by agents whose reports differ radically from the preconceptions and assessments of their home office ,

[1] Blackstock, Paul W. (1978) and Frank L. Schaf, Jr. Intelligence, Espionage, Counterespionage, And Covert Operations: A Guide to Information Sources. Detroit: Gale Research Co., p. 158

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