In 1939 British Intelligence turned three stately homes outside London into POW camps, Trent Park near Cockfosters was reserved for captured German officers. All the critical rooms in the camps were bugged so that every conversation between the prisoners could be listened to and the most sensitive, unguarded soldiers talk recorded. Spied upon in this way by British Intelligence Agency MI19, in a bugging operation of unprecedented scale and cunning, 10,000 German POW’s revealed their inner thoughts, the depth of their complicity in crimes against humanity and let slip military secrets that helped the Allies win WWII.
Now, 60 years later the chilling and totally uncensored thoughts of the Nazi elite will be heard again. Intense, full-dialogue drama uses the verbatim transcripts of these bugged conversations to reveal the dark heart of war as never before.
Spying on Hitler’s Army: The Secret Recordings tells the story of how those confessions were stolen, how they changed the outcome of the War and how they reveal, in more disturbing detail than ever before, the hearts and minds of the German fighter.