Ambassador on Special Mission

HOARE, Sir Samuel, Viscount TEMPLEWOOD. Ambassador on Special Mission.

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HOARE, Sir Samuel, Viscount TEMPLEWOOD. Ambassador on Special Mission. London, Collins, 1946.

8vo. Original cloth with dust-wrappers (not price-clipped); pp. 320; wrappers with minor marginal fraying, otherwise near-fine.
First edition. The British career politician here recounts his ambassadorship in Spain during the Second World War, where many murky operations, negociations and machinations had to be carried out in the officially neutral country, a wasps' nest of spies, counterspies and operatives. The appendix contains an exchange of letters between Franco and Churchill, a secret memorandum by the German ambassador trying to drag Spain into the war and more 'hot stuff'.

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