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Double Agent The Eddie Chapman Story
« on: December 13, 2011, 06:35:04 PM »

Eddie Chapman was a crook, a womaniser, an opportunist and a manipulator. But he was also an unlikely sort of World War II hero.
He was motivated by a strange combination of self-interest, hunger for adventure, greed, bravery and patriotism.
He was freed from prison and trained as a spy by the Germans, but he claimed he always intended to swap sides and spy for Britain.
His handlers at MI5 were not so sure. Hence his codename: Agent Zigzag.
Researching the BBC Two documentary Double Agent: The Eddie Chapman Story, I became more fascinated than ever by his extraordinary combination of qualities, both good and bad.