Spy On The Roof Of The World: Espionage and Survival in the Himalayas by Sydney Wignall ISBN: 9781585740697


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Immediate dispatch from Somerset. Nice book in great condition. Pages in excellent condition. No notes or highlighting. See images. Fantastic book.

About the book >.>.> I explained to Trevor Howard that although parts but not the whole story had been told elsewhere I could not reveal my intelligence-gathering role in print for at least another eleven years because I had given my word to Indian Army friends that the true story would be secret for at least twenty-five years. This to protect the careers or pensions of Indian Army officers who motivated by patriotism and love of Mother India had decided to disobey Prime Minister Nehru’s instructions that no intelligence-gathering activities were to be targeted against Nehru’s new-found ‘anti-colonialist’ friends Mao Tse-tung and Chou En-lai and the rapidly expanding Chinese communist army in Tibet. Two major figures now enter my story. The first is General K. S. Thimayya Dso arguably the most brilliant soldier India ever produced (the only Indian national to command a brigade under the British in World War Two). Thimayya made no secret of the fact that he regarded Nehru’s right-hand man Krishna Menon as a communist. Indeed Thimayya was eventually to make that accusation in public. It is against the above background that General Thimayya known with affection by all ranks of the Indian Army as ‘Timmy’ set in motion intelligence-gathering operations to obtain proof that the Chinese were building up a huge army in Tibet and had ambitions to wrest territory from India

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The Lyons Press

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Sydney Wignall


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