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Hitler's Secret War in South America, 1939-1945
Hitler's Secret War in South America, 1939-1945
By Stanley E. Hilton
Louisiana State University Press, 1981, 353 pp

Combining information and entertainment, this well-written thriller traces the World War II role of German military intelligence in Latin America. Notwithstanding its image of derring-do, the Abwehr was less a source of wartime pyrotechnics than a "plodding, utilitarian and rather mild-mannered organization whose plots and stratagems seemed-and often were-naïve and diffident."