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SPIES! Garbo, the Greatest Double-Agent of World War II ~ JUL 19

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Juan Pujol Garcia (code name: Garbo) was the double agent whose brilliant work ensured the success of the D-Day landings. He had a talent for lying that made him the key figure in a campaign of strategic deception before and after the Allied assault—and Hitler awarded him a medal! Presented by Bruce Thompson, Ph.D., Friday, July 19, 2019, at 7:00PM (doors open at 6:15PM for the wine reception).

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Juan Pujol Garcia (whom the British Secret Service named Agent Garbo) was the double agent whose brilliant work enabled the D-Day landings to succeed. Garbo had a vivid imagination and a talent for lying that made him the key figure in an elaborate campaign of strategic deception before and after the Allied assault—and Hitler gave him a medal for his service! Presented by Bruce Thompson, Ph.D., Friday, July 19, 2019, at 7:00PM (doors open at 6:15PM for the wine reception).

Bruce Thompson is a lecturer in the Departments of History and Literature and the Associate Director of Jewish Studies at U.C.-Santa Cruz, and also teaches at the Institute. He received his Ph.D. in History from Stanford; his areas of scholarly research include European intellectual and cultural history, French history, British Isles history, American Jewish intellectual and cultural history, the history of cinema, and the history of espionage.